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|Other Titles:||The Development and Validation of an Empowerment Scale|
empowerment;scale;social work practice
|Issue Date:||2014-08-27 11:03:19 (UTC+8)|
Empowerment perspective has been one of the major social work treatment models since 1990. In the West, there are extended discussions on this concept in the related literatures and some researchers have developed a few scales to capture this concept. In Taiwan, there are two introduction articles concerning empowerment, and a few studies have addressed the empowerment issue. Whereas, there is a lack of thorough concept discussion, nor any scale development. Thus, the aim of this study was to develop a reliable and valid instrument, which could be used in the social practice and related research. The study samples included the clients and social workers in the area of domestic violence, as well as social work educators, totaled 358. As a result of factor analyses, a scale with 8 dimensions was formed, with 34 items. The analyses also demonstrated the scale's discriminant validity; it could differentiate the level of empowerment among educators, social workers, and clients. The scale also had external construct validity. The scale's internal consistency was high (0.964), and test-retest reliability was satisfactory (0.8). The author further developed the norm for the scale, which could be useful for the practitioners in assessment and evaluating practice effectiveness.
|Relation:||社會政策與社會工作學刊, Vol.10, No.2, pp.49-86|
|Appears in Collections:||[社會工作研究所] 期刊論文|
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