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# Factor Structure of the Appraisal of Self-Care Agency Scale - Revised (ASAS-R)

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- Hdl Handle:
- http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149496
- Type:
- Presentation
- Title:
- Factor Structure of the Appraisal of Self-Care Agency Scale - Revised (ASAS-R)
- Abstract:
Factor Structure of the Appraisal of Self-Care Agency Scale - Revised (ASAS-R) Conference Sponsor: Sigma Theta Tau International Conference Year: 2009 Author: Sousa, Valmi D., PhD, CNS-BC, RN P.I. Institution Name: The University of Kansas Title: Associate Professor Email: vsousa@kumc.edu Co-Authors: Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN; Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN; Ala'a F. Jaber, BS, OTR; Sandra Bergquist-Beringer, PhD, RN [Scientific Session Presentation] Self-care agency (SCA) is a fundamental concept in nursing and health care research. An individual?s level of SCA may determine his or her health-promoting behaviors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the factor structure of the Appraisal of Self-Care Agency-Revised (ASAS-R) among individuals from the general population. The theory of self-care and the classic and modern measurement theories served as the theoretical framework for this study. The sample consisted of 629 adults who were randomly selected using a computer program to conduct an Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA; N = 240) and a Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA; N = 389) of the scale. A demographic questionnaire developed for this study, the ASAS-R, and the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP-II) were the measures used to collect the data. The study?s findings indicated that the ASAS-R?s internal consistency was a Cronbach?s alpha = .89. The Pearson?s correlation coefficients between the total score of the ASAS-R and the total score of the HPLP-II were strongly correlated (r=.64, p<.01). The total score of the ASAS-R also was significantly correlated with all the subscales of the HPLP-II (ranged from r=.46 to r=.61, p<.01). The EFA with varimax factor rotation generated three factors that explained 61.7% of the item variance of the ASAS-R. The CFA suggested that among the three models tested, a 15-item ASAS-R three-factor model yielded the best factor structure for the scale. The fit measures for this 15-item ASAS-R three-factor model were: CMIN/DF=1.97, GFI=.94, AGFI=.92, CFI=.96, RMR=.05, RMSEA=.05. The factor loadings ranged from .58 to .74 and the squared multiple correlations ranged from .34 to .55. Thus, the 15-item ASAS-R was found to have internal consistency, homogeneity, construct validity, and a very good model fit. The ASAS-R is potentially useful for measuring SCA in research and practice. - Repository Posting Date:
- 26-Oct-2011
- Date of Publication:
- 17-Oct-2011
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# Full metadata record

DC Field | Value | Language |
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dc.type | Presentation | en_GB |

dc.title | Factor Structure of the Appraisal of Self-Care Agency Scale - Revised (ASAS-R) | en_GB |

dc.identifier.uri | http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149496 | - |

dc.description.abstract | <table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factor Structure of the Appraisal of Self-Care Agency Scale - Revised (ASAS-R)</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Sousa, Valmi D., PhD, CNS-BC, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Kansas</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">vsousa@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN; Carol M. Musil, PhD, RN, FAAN; Ala'a F. Jaber, BS, OTR; Sandra Bergquist-Beringer, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific Session Presentation] Self-care agency (SCA) is a fundamental concept in nursing and health care research. An individual?s level of SCA may determine his or her health-promoting behaviors. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the factor structure of the Appraisal of Self-Care Agency-Revised (ASAS-R) among individuals from the general population. The theory of self-care and the classic and modern measurement theories served as the theoretical framework for this study. The sample consisted of 629 adults who were randomly selected using a computer program to conduct an Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA; N = 240) and a Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA; N = 389) of the scale. A demographic questionnaire developed for this study, the ASAS-R, and the Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile (HPLP-II) were the measures used to collect the data. The study?s findings indicated that the ASAS-R?s internal consistency was a Cronbach?s alpha = .89. The Pearson?s correlation coefficients between the total score of the ASAS-R and the total score of the HPLP-II were strongly correlated (r=.64, p<.01). The total score of the ASAS-R also was significantly correlated with all the subscales of the HPLP-II (ranged from r=.46 to r=.61, p<.01). The EFA with varimax factor rotation generated three factors that explained 61.7% of the item variance of the ASAS-R. The CFA suggested that among the three models tested, a 15-item ASAS-R three-factor model yielded the best factor structure for the scale. The fit measures for this 15-item ASAS-R three-factor model were: CMIN/DF=1.97, GFI=.94, AGFI=.92, CFI=.96, RMR=.05, RMSEA=.05. The factor loadings ranged from .58 to .74 and the squared multiple correlations ranged from .34 to .55. Thus, the 15-item ASAS-R was found to have internal consistency, homogeneity, construct validity, and a very good model fit. The ASAS-R is potentially useful for measuring SCA in research and practice.</td></tr></table> | en_GB |

dc.date.available | 2011-10-26T10:03:35Z | - |

dc.date.issued | 2011-10-17 | en_GB |

dc.date.accessioned | 2011-10-26T10:03:35Z | - |

dc.description.sponsorship | Sigma Theta Tau International | en_GB |

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