Author

Leslie Slagel

Defense Date

6-27-2009

Graduation Date

2009

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Rick Meyer

Committee Member

Orlando Villella

Committee Member

William Casile

Keywords

domestic violence, trauma

Abstract

This study evaluated the reliability and validity of the Triage Assessment Form: Families (TAF: F), a 33-item, 5-point Lickert summated rating scale. The study consisted of 152 college and technical school students. Each participant responded to the TAF: F after reading mild, moderate, marked and severe domestic violence scenarios. Statistical analysis using SPSS 12.0 was performed on the data to determine validity and reliability. Reliability was tested using an internal consistency model. Validity of the TAF: F was evaluated using exploratory factor analysis. In addition, this researched analyzed the capacity of the TAF: F to distinguish among mild, moderate, marked, and severe reactions of families to a crisis situation. The overall statistical data revealed the TAF: F is a reliable instrument, however further studies are needed to strengthen validity and the psychometric properties of instrument.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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