Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0534
GUERRA VIO, Cristóbal; MUJICA PLATZ, Alma; NAHMIAS BERMUDEZ, Adela e ROJAS VIDAL, Nelly. Psychometric examination of the Self-Care Behaviors Scale for Clinical Psychologists. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.43, n.2, pp. 319-328. ISSN 0120-0534.
This study describes the psychometric examination of the Self-Care Behaviors Scale for Clinical Psychologists (EAP; Guerra, Rodríguez, Morales & Betta, 2008) a scale designed to measure the frequency of self-care behaviors in psychologists dedicated to treat patients. A sample of 159 clinical psychologists from Chile completed the EAP and a series of instruments destined to evaluate the convergent validity of the scale. The EAP showed to be a reliable and valid instrument. In particular, the scale showed adequate indexes of internal consistency and adopted a unifactorial configuration coherent with the theory. In addition the scale showed convergent validity when correlating, as expected, with the levels of three dimensions of the burnout, with the levels of anxiety, with the levels of secondary traumatic stress and with a general score of the quality of life of the participants. Finally the consequences of these results are discussed.
Palavras-chave : Self-care behaviors scale; clinical psychologists; reliability; validity.