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Reliability and structural validity of an assessment of occupational value

Eakman, Aaron M. and Eklund, Mona LU (2011) In Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy 18(3). p.231-240
Abstract
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the American English (Am. Eng.) version of the Occupational Value Assessment with predefined items (OVal-pd). The OVal-pd is a 26-item Likert-like questionnaire designed to assess the construct of occupational value as framed within the Value and Meaning in Occupations model (ValMO). Following a translation from the Swedish OVal-pd, 277 randomly selected graduate and undergraduate students from a public university in the northwestern United Stated completed the Am. Eng. OVal-pd. Test-retest and internal consistency reliability coefficients were very good utilizing an improved 22-item version of the OVal-pd. The structural validity of the 22-item Am. Eng. OVap-pd was partly confirmed... (More)
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the American English (Am. Eng.) version of the Occupational Value Assessment with predefined items (OVal-pd). The OVal-pd is a 26-item Likert-like questionnaire designed to assess the construct of occupational value as framed within the Value and Meaning in Occupations model (ValMO). Following a translation from the Swedish OVal-pd, 277 randomly selected graduate and undergraduate students from a public university in the northwestern United Stated completed the Am. Eng. OVal-pd. Test-retest and internal consistency reliability coefficients were very good utilizing an improved 22-item version of the OVal-pd. The structural validity of the 22-item Am. Eng. OVap-pd was partly confirmed through exploratory factor analysis. The scale was found to assess a one-dimensional value construct supporting the ValMO model, consisting of components clearly reflective of self-reward and concrete value. Exploratory factor analysis results were equivocal with regard to the symbolic dimension of the ValMO model as assessed by the OVal-pd. Discussion suggests the refinement of both the OVal-pd and ValMO model in the light of present and related empirical findings. (Less)
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Instrument development, human activity, meaningful occupation, occupational therapy
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Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy
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18
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231 - 240
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Taylor & Francis
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1651-2014
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10.3109/11038128.2010.521948
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English
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  author       = {Eakman, Aaron M. and Eklund, Mona},
  issn         = {1651-2014},
  keyword      = {Instrument development,human activity,meaningful occupation,occupational therapy},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {231--240},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy},
  title        = {Reliability and structural validity of an assessment of occupational value},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/11038128.2010.521948},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2011},
}