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Title: Investigating the measurement of the supervisory relationship across mental health professions
Author: Chesterman, Rosaleen
Awarding Body: University of Essex
Current Institution: University of Essex
Date of Award: 2013
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The study was conducted to explore the possibility of measuring the clinical supervisory relationship in an inter-professional population consisting of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses and occupational therapists. An existing measure of the relationship was tested and the results explored through factor analysis. A revised scale, / the SRO-PO was then constructed, consisting of 34 items and four factors. This new scale was tested for psychometric properties and found to have strong, internal consistency, test retest reliability and convergent validity. An analysis of variance was conducted to examine group differences; when an effect of professional groups was found, post hoc tests were used to identify the locations of the differences. This information was used as the basis further to explore the possibility of measuring supervision in a cross-professional population and adopting a cross-professional model. There are a number of methodological limitations to the study; these are considered in the discussion chapter of this paper. It is concluded that findings from the research indicate that the revised scale SRO-PO is potentially a reliable and valid measure that can be used in inter-professional populations, but that its factor structure needs to be replicated in a new sample in accordance with recommendations from the literature before being adopted for practical application.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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