Psychometric Testing of the Gerontological Attachment to Place Scale

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149228
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Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Testing of the Gerontological Attachment to Place Scale
Abstract:
Psychometric Testing of the Gerontological Attachment to Place Scale
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Cookman, Craig A., RN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Texas Tech University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Jana C. Saunders, PhD, RN, CS
Objective. To assess the reliability and validity of a newly developed Gerontological Attachment to Place Scale (GAPS). Design. Descriptive using a mailed questionnaire. Population, Sample, Setting. 3,600 community – living older adults (age 65 plus) who were on the mailing list for the local Area Agency on Aging newsletters formed the population. The sample consisted of 675 completed returns (18.75%) from respondents (mean age 75.31; s.d. 6.8; range = 65 to 98). Concept or Variables Studied Together. Place attachment was conceptualized as feelings of closeness and security associated with a particular geographical setting. 8 items along two dimensions (felt closeness and perceived security) were constructed using qualitative data from prior studies as a guide. Methods. Psychometric testing included assessments of content validity and internal consistency reliability. Six experts in gerontological nursing completed Lynn ‘s (1986) Content Validity Index (CVI) to assess content validity. The reliability was estimated using Cronbach’s alpha. Findings. Content validity was supported for 5 of the eight scale items. Cronbach’s alpha was .76 with all 8 items. Deletion of items showing low (
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric Testing of the Gerontological Attachment to Place Scaleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149228-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Testing of the Gerontological Attachment to Place Scale</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cookman, Craig A., RN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Texas Tech University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">craig.cookman@ttuhsc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jana C. Saunders, PhD, RN, CS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective. To assess the reliability and validity of a newly developed Gerontological Attachment to Place Scale (GAPS). Design. Descriptive using a mailed questionnaire. Population, Sample, Setting. 3,600 community &ndash; living older adults (age 65 plus) who were on the mailing list for the local Area Agency on Aging newsletters formed the population. The sample consisted of 675 completed returns (18.75%) from respondents (mean age 75.31; s.d. 6.8; range = 65 to 98). Concept or Variables Studied Together. Place attachment was conceptualized as feelings of closeness and security associated with a particular geographical setting. 8 items along two dimensions (felt closeness and perceived security) were constructed using qualitative data from prior studies as a guide. Methods. Psychometric testing included assessments of content validity and internal consistency reliability. Six experts in gerontological nursing completed Lynn &lsquo;s (1986) Content Validity Index (CVI) to assess content validity. The reliability was estimated using Cronbach&rsquo;s alpha. Findings. Content validity was supported for 5 of the eight scale items. Cronbach&rsquo;s alpha was .76 with all 8 items. Deletion of items showing low (</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:58:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:58:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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