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dc.contributor.authorTonkin, Matthewen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHowells, Kevinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Eamonnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClark, Amandaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNewberry, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSchalast, Norberten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-24T08:20:24Z
dc.date.available2012-07-24T08:20:24Z
dc.date.issued2012-07-24
dc.identifier.citationTonkin, M. et al (2011) 'Lost in translation? Psychometric properties and construct validity of the English Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) Social Climate Questionnaire' Psychological Assessment 24 (3) 573-580en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1939-134X
dc.identifier.issn1040-3590
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/a0026267
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/235372
dc.description.abstractThe social climate of correctional (forensic) settings is likely to have a significant impact on the outcome of treatment and the overall functioning of these units. The Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) provides an objective way of measuring social climate that overcomes the content, length, and psychometric limitations of other measures. But the English translation of the EssenCES has yet to be sufficiently validated for use in forensic settings in the United Kingdom. The current study presents psychometric properties (factor structure and internal consistency) and an examination of construct validity with the English EssenCES. Satisfactory internal consistency was found for all EssenCES scales, and the expected three-factor structure was confirmed with both staff and residents and in prison and secure hospital settings using confirmatory factor analysis. Evidence to support construct validity was established using multilevel models, which showed statistically significant associations between scores on the EssenCES and scores on the Working Environment Scale, institutional aggression, and site security. Future validation work and potential practical applications of the EssenCES are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.apa.org/getdoi.cfm?doi=10.1037/a0026267en_GB
dc.subjectprisonen_GB
dc.subjectEssen Climate Evaluation Schemaen_GB
dc.subjectsocial climateen_GB
dc.subjectpsychometricsen_GB
dc.subjectEssenCESen_GB
dc.titleLost in translation? Psychometric properties and construct validity of the English Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) Social Climate Questionnaire.en
dc.identifier.journalPsychological Assessmenten_GB
html.description.abstractThe social climate of correctional (forensic) settings is likely to have a significant impact on the outcome of treatment and the overall functioning of these units. The Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) provides an objective way of measuring social climate that overcomes the content, length, and psychometric limitations of other measures. But the English translation of the EssenCES has yet to be sufficiently validated for use in forensic settings in the United Kingdom. The current study presents psychometric properties (factor structure and internal consistency) and an examination of construct validity with the English EssenCES. Satisfactory internal consistency was found for all EssenCES scales, and the expected three-factor structure was confirmed with both staff and residents and in prison and secure hospital settings using confirmatory factor analysis. Evidence to support construct validity was established using multilevel models, which showed statistically significant associations between scores on the EssenCES and scores on the Working Environment Scale, institutional aggression, and site security. Future validation work and potential practical applications of the EssenCES are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)


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