Peace Support Operations Predeployment Survey: Scale Reliability Analyses

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Authors
  1. Thompson, M.M.
  2. Smith, L.S.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Toronto, Toronto ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The present report summarizes psychometric analyses from a sample of 375 Canadian Forces personnel who were undergoing predeployment training for peace support missions. In order to establish the psychometric quality of the scales, reliability analyses, and in selected cases factor analyses, were conducted on the 25 scales of the Peace Support Operations Predeployment Survey. Only three of the 25 scales, the General Attitudes, Risk-Taking, and Belief in a Just World scales to require substantial modification. Results from these analyses were used to establish the dimensionality and the internal consistency of the scales and to provide a basis for recommendations for item reduction of selected scales. Overall, the Predeployment Survey proved to be a reliable and useful measure for tapping issues relevant to Canadian Forces personnel. Future research with this data set will assist in answering important questions concerning the impact of individual differences on the experience of predeployment stress, as well as the use and efficacy of coping strategies during the predeployment phase of a mission. TRUNCATED

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Keywords
Peace support operations;Operational stress;Personality factors;Peace keeping support training centre;Predeployment adaptation questionnaire;Research assistance
Report Number
DRDC-TORONTO-TR-2002-190 — Technical Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2002
Number of Pages
89
DSTKIM No
CA021775
CANDIS No
518519
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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