Validity of the Working Alliance Inventory within child protection services

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621975
Title:
Validity of the Working Alliance Inventory within child protection services
Authors:
Killian, Mike; Forrester, Donald; Westlake, David; Antonopoulou, Paraskevi
Abstract:
The Working Alliance Inventory remains a widely studied measure of quality of therapeutic relationships between the practitioner and client. No prior study has examined the psychometrics and validity of the Working Alliance Inventory–Short (WAI-S) in a sample of families, social workers, and trained observers within child protection services. Surveys were completed by 130 families, social workers concerning 274 cases, and observers following 165 home visits during the first wave of data collected from a randomized controlled trial of child protection services. Confirmatory factor analyses were conducted on three versions of the WAI-S and demonstrated moderate to good model fit. Convergent construct validity was found with other standardized measures. Results support the use of the WAI-S during in child protection services practice and research. Future research into family engagement in child protection social work services should focus on the working relationship.
Citation:
Killian M., Forrester D., Westlake D., Antonopoulou P. (2015) 'Validity of the Working Alliance Inventory within child protection services', Research on Social Work Practice.
Publisher:
SAGE
Journal:
Research on Social Work Practice
Issue Date:
27-Jul-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/621975
DOI:
10.1177/1049731515596816
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1049731515596816
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1049-7315
Appears in Collections:
Applied social sciences

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKillian, Mikeen
dc.contributor.authorForrester, Donalden
dc.contributor.authorWestlake, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorAntonopoulou, Paraskevien
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-23T12:26:41Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-23T12:26:41Z-
dc.date.issued2015-07-27-
dc.identifier.citationKillian M., Forrester D., Westlake D., Antonopoulou P. (2015) 'Validity of the Working Alliance Inventory within child protection services', Research on Social Work Practice.en
dc.identifier.issn1049-7315-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1049731515596816-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/621975-
dc.description.abstractThe Working Alliance Inventory remains a widely studied measure of quality of therapeutic relationships between the practitioner and client. No prior study has examined the psychometrics and validity of the Working Alliance Inventory–Short (WAI-S) in a sample of families, social workers, and trained observers within child protection services. Surveys were completed by 130 families, social workers concerning 274 cases, and observers following 165 home visits during the first wave of data collected from a randomized controlled trial of child protection services. Confirmatory factor analyses were conducted on three versions of the WAI-S and demonstrated moderate to good model fit. Convergent construct validity was found with other standardized measures. Results support the use of the WAI-S during in child protection services practice and research. Future research into family engagement in child protection social work services should focus on the working relationship.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSAGEen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1049731515596816en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.subjectWorking Alliance Inventoryen
dc.subjectchild protectionen
dc.subjectL500 Social Worken
dc.titleValidity of the Working Alliance Inventory within child protection servicesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalResearch on Social Work Practiceen
dc.date.updated2017-01-23T12:05:53Z-
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