Ward climate in a high-secure forensic psychiatric setting: Comparing two instruments
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SourceInternational Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 17, 3, (2018), pp. 247-255
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SW OZ DCC NRP
Onderzoekcentrum voor Staat en Recht
SW OZ BSI KLP
International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
SubjectAll institutes and research themes of the Radboud University Medical Center; DI-BCB_DCC_Theme 3: Plasticity and Memory; Experimental Psychopathology and Treatment; Neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology; Radboudumc 13: Stress-related disorders DCMN: Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience; Neuro- en revalidatiepsychologie
The psychometric properties and associations between the Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) and the Group Climate Instrument-revised (GCI-r) were examined. These self-report questionnaires assessing ward climate were filled out by 123 male patients, residing in 3 high-secure forensic psychiatric facilities. Good internal consistency was found for all subscales of both instruments. The original factor structure was confirmed for the EssenCES, but not for the GCI-r. Bivariate correlation analyses indicated that the instruments measure related concepts. The results of this study call for further development and validation and for finding common grounds in the definition and operationalization of ward climate.
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