A Social Work Education Outcome Measure: The Evaluation Self-Efficacy Scale–II

Gary Holden, Kathleen Barker, Sofie Kuppens, Gary Rosenberg

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    The Evaluation Self-Efficacy (ESE) scale was designed as an outcome measure for evaluation research courses in social work. A revised version of the Social Cognitive Theory–based ESE (ESE-II) was developed and evaluated in the current study including both new and revised items. The ESE-II was evaluated in a final sample of 168 masters level students using a pretest–posttest design. Exploratory factor analysis revealed a single-factor structure underlying the 14 self-efficacy items at both assessment points. Cronbach’s alphas for the ESE-II were high at pre- and posttest. An argument underpinning content validity was developedand convergent validity was demonstrated. The ESE-II was also sensitive to change over time both at the item and scale level. The current study provides evidence supporting select psychometric properties of the ESE-II and the flexibility of self-efficacy as an outcome measure for social work education.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1-9
    Number of pages9
    JournalSAGE Open
    Volume7
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 1 2017

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    Keywords

    • assessment
    • evaluation
    • higher education
    • outcome measure
    • replication
    • self-efficacy
    • social work

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    • Social Sciences(all)

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    A Social Work Education Outcome Measure : The Evaluation Self-Efficacy Scale–II. / Holden, Gary; Barker, Kathleen; Kuppens, Sofie; Rosenberg, Gary.

    In: SAGE Open, Vol. 7, No. 3, 01.08.2017, p. 1-9.

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    Holden, Gary ; Barker, Kathleen ; Kuppens, Sofie ; Rosenberg, Gary. / A Social Work Education Outcome Measure : The Evaluation Self-Efficacy Scale–II. In: SAGE Open. 2017 ; Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 1-9.
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