The perceived enactment of autonomy scale: Measuring the potential for self-care action in the elderly (DISS)

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The perceived enactment of autonomy scale: Measuring the potential for self-care action in the elderly (DISS)
Abstract:
The perceived enactment of autonomy scale: Measuring the potential for self-care action in the elderly (DISS)
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1991
Author:Hertz, Judith, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Northern Illinois University
Title:Assistant Professor
Statement of the Problem: Perceived enactment of autonomy (PEA) is

sensing the ability to choose courses of action on one's own behalf

in accordance with one's own goals to meet needs for both

independence and dependence either separately or simultaneously.

PEA represents the potential for self-care action and conceptually

links self-care knowledge, resources and action in Modeling and

Role-Modeling theory (Erickson, Tomlin, and Swain, 1988).



Purpose: This study was designed to develop a reliable and valid

instrument to measure PEA in elderly noninstitutionalized adults.



Design: The study was comprised of three phases. During the first,

two panels of experts judged the PEA Scale items to establish

content validity. During Phase Two, the PEA Scale was pilot tested

with 20 subjects over age 65 in the northeast. An ex post facto

design was used in Phase Three, the main study.



Sample: The Phase Three sample of 296 subjects over age 60 was

drawn from 12 senior citizen groups in the northeast. All subjects

lived outside of institutions.



Instruments: Four self-report instruments--a Demographic Data

Sheet, selected items which measured perceived control from the

Goldberg Health Questionnaire, the Revised PGC Morale Scale, and

the investigator-developed PEA Scale--were completed by subjects in

the third phase.



Findings: The PEA Scale was revised three times during the first

two phases. In Phase Three, eight factors, containing 31 items and

accounting for 58.3 percent of the scale variance, were identified by

principle component factor analysis followed by orthogonal rotation

(Varimax). The factors were interpreted and combined to form three

subscales with Cronbach's alphas of .71, .74 and .76. Internal

consistency reliability for the 31 item PEA Scale was .87.

Theoretical relationships between perceived control and PEA (r =

.52, p = .000) and between morale and PEA (r = .56, p = .000) were

supported. Using stepwise multiple regression procedures, morale,

gender, age, perceived control and level of education explained

39.1% of the variance in PEA âF(5, 257) = 34.60, p = .000Õ. These

findings provide direction for theory development and for future

research.















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.titleThe perceived enactment of autonomy scale: Measuring the potential for self-care action in the elderly (DISS)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150327-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The perceived enactment of autonomy scale: Measuring the potential for self-care action in the elderly (DISS)</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">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hertz, Judith, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northern Illinois 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">r60jeh1@wpo.cso.niu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Statement of the Problem: Perceived enactment of autonomy (PEA) is<br/><br/>sensing the ability to choose courses of action on one's own behalf<br/><br/>in accordance with one's own goals to meet needs for both<br/><br/>independence and dependence either separately or simultaneously.<br/><br/>PEA represents the potential for self-care action and conceptually<br/><br/>links self-care knowledge, resources and action in Modeling and<br/><br/>Role-Modeling theory (Erickson, Tomlin, and Swain, 1988).<br/><br/><br/><br/>Purpose: This study was designed to develop a reliable and valid<br/><br/>instrument to measure PEA in elderly noninstitutionalized adults.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Design: The study was comprised of three phases. During the first,<br/><br/>two panels of experts judged the PEA Scale items to establish<br/><br/>content validity. During Phase Two, the PEA Scale was pilot tested<br/><br/>with 20 subjects over age 65 in the northeast. An ex post facto<br/><br/>design was used in Phase Three, the main study.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Sample: The Phase Three sample of 296 subjects over age 60 was<br/><br/>drawn from 12 senior citizen groups in the northeast. All subjects<br/><br/>lived outside of institutions.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Instruments: Four self-report instruments--a Demographic Data<br/><br/>Sheet, selected items which measured perceived control from the<br/><br/>Goldberg Health Questionnaire, the Revised PGC Morale Scale, and<br/><br/>the investigator-developed PEA Scale--were completed by subjects in<br/><br/>the third phase.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Findings: The PEA Scale was revised three times during the first<br/><br/>two phases. In Phase Three, eight factors, containing 31 items and<br/><br/>accounting for 58.3 percent of the scale variance, were identified by<br/><br/>principle component factor analysis followed by orthogonal rotation<br/><br/>(Varimax). The factors were interpreted and combined to form three<br/><br/>subscales with Cronbach's alphas of .71, .74 and .76. Internal<br/><br/>consistency reliability for the 31 item PEA Scale was .87.<br/><br/>Theoretical relationships between perceived control and PEA (r =<br/><br/>.52, p = .000) and between morale and PEA (r = .56, p = .000) were<br/><br/>supported. Using stepwise multiple regression procedures, morale,<br/><br/>gender, age, perceived control and level of education explained<br/><br/>39.1% of the variance in PEA &acirc;F(5, 257) = 34.60, p = .000&Otilde;. These<br/><br/>findings provide direction for theory development and for future<br/><br/>research.<br/><br/> <br/><br/> <br/><br/> <br/><br/> <br/><br/> <br/><br/> <br/><br/> <br/><br/> </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:21:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:21:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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