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NCJ Number: 228646 Find in a Library
Title: Development and Initial Validation of the Institutional Child Abuse Processes and Coping Inventory Among a Sample of Irish Adult Survivors of Institutional Abuse
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect  Volume:33  Issue:9  Dated:September 2009  Pages:586-597
Author(s): Roisin Flanagan-Howard; Alan Carr; Mark Shevlin; Barbara Dooley; Mark Fitzpatrick; Edel Flanagan; Kevin Tierney; Megan White; Margaret Daly; Jonathan Egan
Date Published: September 2009
Page Count: 12
Publisher: http://www.elsevier.com 
Type: Measurement/Evaluation Device
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The objective of this study was to develop a psychometric instrument to evaluate psychological processes associated with institutional child abuse and coping strategies used to deal with it.
Abstract: The Institutional Child Abuse Processes and Coping Inventory (ICAPCI) was developed and can be used in clinical practice to assess the psychological processes and coping strategies in adult survivors of institutional abuse, which include (1) traumatization, (2) reenactment, (3) spiritual disengagement, (4) positive coping, (5) coping by complying, and (6) avoidant coping. This study sought to develop a psychometric instrument to evaluate psychological processes associated with institutional child abuse and coping strategies used to deal with such abuse. There were five specific aims and hypotheses or research questions. The first was to establish a set of factorially valid factor scales containing similar items for past and present versions of each scale. The second was to evaluate the reliability of these scales. The third aim was to assess the discriminative validity of the scales. The fourth aim was to determine the construct validity of the scales. The fifth and final aim of the study was to further evaluate the construct validity of the scales. The study was commissioned by the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse and consisted of 247 adult survivors of institutional abuse. The participants were administered an inventory containing theoretically derived multi-item rational scales assessing institutional abuse-related psychological processes and coping strategies. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Institutional child abuse
Index Term(s): Adolescent abuse; Child abuse; Instrument validation; Psychological evaluation; Testing and measurement
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