PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY QUESTIONNAIRE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP PROVIDERS: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION

Authors

  • Elīna Akmane Riga Stradins University
  • Kristīne Mārtinsone Riga Stradins University
  • Zane Krieķe Riga Stradins University
  • Viktorija Perepjolkina Riga Stradins University
  • Agnese Drunka Riga Stradins University
  • Agnese Kolmane Riga Stradins University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2021vol7.6444

Keywords:

professional identity, psychological help, psychological help providers

Abstract

The aim of this research was to develop multiscale questionnaire of professional identity (PI) and to test its psychometric properties. This research was conducted in 3 phases. During the first phase a scoping review, a focus group discussion, and a rapid literature review were conducted to identify the criteria of PI. Survey items were constructed and assessed in the second phase. The data were collected, and the psychometric properties were examined in the third phase. The survey was completed by 239 psychological help providers in Latvia (psychiatrists (n = 13), nurses (n = 37), psychotherapists (n = 8), art therapists (n = 45), psychologists (n = 55), psychotherapy specialists (n = 28) and social workers (n = 53)) aged between 22 and 80 years (M = 45.8; SD = 10.6) of which 95% women (n = 227) and 5% men (n = 12). As a result, 8 factors structure was confirmed (k = 38). Overall, it can be concluded that the survey examines a unified phenomenon, and the items are internally consistent on all scales (α = .715 - .873). The development of this questionnaire is an important step towards the research of PI.

 

 

Author Biography

  • Elīna Akmane, Riga Stradins University
    Veselības psiholoģijas un pedagoģijas katedra

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Published

2021-05-28