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Validation analysis of selected aspects of Interpersonal Support Evaluation List - 40 v. General Population (ISEL-40 v. GP)

Danuta Zarzycka, Bożena Śpila, Irena Wrońska, Marta Makara-Studzińska
Psychiatria 2010;7(3):83-94.

open access

Vol 7, No 3 (2010)
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Published online: 2010-07-19

Abstract

Introduction. A review of home research tools in the studies of social support indicates the prevalence of instruments designed by the authors. These tools often lack psychometric validation which, by many times, limits the possibilities of interpretation of the results obtained. The aim of the study was the presentation of the adaptation-validation scale Interpersonal Support Evaluation List (ISEL-40 v. GP), based on basic psychometric indicators.
Material and methods. The study was conducted by means of a diagnostic survey with the use of the tools package: ISEL, Hospital Anexiety and Depression Scale, and a register, allowing assessment of the reliability of the scale by the test-retest method, assessment of scale internal consistency, and criterion validity. Statistical analysis was performed by means of Statistica 6.0 PL software package.
Results. The reliability of the ISEL-40 v. GP, assessed based on a sample of 172 students was: 0.91 Cronbach’s alpha for the whole scale, and 0.71–0.84 Cronbach’s alpha for subscales. Criterion validity was consistent with the standards adopted for this type of tools; however, the internal consistency of the scale requires further investigations, and if the obtained results are confirmed, changes are need of some distractors of the validated tool.
Conclusions. The article presents the research tool, together with the determination of its psychometric properties, thereby enriching the research workshop, not only for nursing, but also for all those who are interested in the scope of problems concerning social support.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 3: 83-94

Abstract

Introduction. A review of home research tools in the studies of social support indicates the prevalence of instruments designed by the authors. These tools often lack psychometric validation which, by many times, limits the possibilities of interpretation of the results obtained. The aim of the study was the presentation of the adaptation-validation scale Interpersonal Support Evaluation List (ISEL-40 v. GP), based on basic psychometric indicators.
Material and methods. The study was conducted by means of a diagnostic survey with the use of the tools package: ISEL, Hospital Anexiety and Depression Scale, and a register, allowing assessment of the reliability of the scale by the test-retest method, assessment of scale internal consistency, and criterion validity. Statistical analysis was performed by means of Statistica 6.0 PL software package.
Results. The reliability of the ISEL-40 v. GP, assessed based on a sample of 172 students was: 0.91 Cronbach’s alpha for the whole scale, and 0.71–0.84 Cronbach’s alpha for subscales. Criterion validity was consistent with the standards adopted for this type of tools; however, the internal consistency of the scale requires further investigations, and if the obtained results are confirmed, changes are need of some distractors of the validated tool.
Conclusions. The article presents the research tool, together with the determination of its psychometric properties, thereby enriching the research workshop, not only for nursing, but also for all those who are interested in the scope of problems concerning social support.
Psychiatry 2010; 7, 3: 83-94
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Keywords

measurement social support; validation; Interpersonal Support Evaluation List

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Title

Validation analysis of selected aspects of Interpersonal Support Evaluation List - 40 v. General Population (ISEL-40 v. GP)

Journal

Psychiatria (Psychiatry)

Issue

Vol 7, No 3 (2010)

Article type

Research paper

Pages

83-94

Published online

2010-07-19

Bibliographic record

Psychiatria 2010;7(3):83-94.

Keywords

measurement social support
validation
Interpersonal Support Evaluation List

Authors

Danuta Zarzycka
Bożena Śpila
Irena Wrońska
Marta Makara-Studzińska

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