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The Portuguese version of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Competency Scale II – assessment subscale: factor structure and psychometric properties
Fernanda Daniel (Daniel, F.); Rosa Monteiro (Monteiro, R.); Jorge Manuel Leitão Ferreira (Ferreira, J.); Ana Galhardo (Galhardo, A.);
Título Revista
Journal of Gerontological Social Work
Ano
2019
Língua
Inglês
País
Estados Unidos da América
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Abstract/Resumo
The current study aimed to test the fit of the Portuguese version of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Competency Scale II – Assessment subscale (GSWCS-A) and explore its factor structure and psychometric properties in a sample of 534 social workers working in the gerontology field. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that all items presented good factor loadings and that the single-component model fit the data well. The GSWCS-A showed very good internal consistency. Despite the existence of different theoretical perspectives on Social Work, which frame the required competencies for professional practice, the GSWCS-A Portuguese version revealed similitudes with studies conducted in other countries. Nevertheless, the different factor structures (single-component vs. bi-factorial) may indicate that different competencies are being emphasised in terms of professional training. To sum, the GSWCS-A may be a short and useful self-report instrument for addressing social workers’ assessment competencies in the gerontology setting.
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Palavras-chave
Aging,Assessment,Competencies,Social work,Gerontology
  • Ciências da Saúde - Ciências Médicas
  • Outras Ciências Sociais - Ciências Sociais
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Referência de financiamento Entidade Financiadora
UID/SOC/03126/2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia