J Interprof Care. 2022 Sep 25:1-7. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2022.2115024. Online ahead of print.
Understanding of the processes associated with socialization into collaborative work plays an important role in interprofessional education and collaborative practice. In order to evaluate changes in socialization toward interprofessional collaborative practice a measure is needed that captures professional beliefs, attitudes and behaviors of individuals in learning activities and in workplace practice. This article presents the translation and psychometric properties of the German Version of the Interprofessional Socialization and Valuing Scale (ISVS-21). Following translation from English to German, data of the German version of the questionnaire (ISVS-21-D) was collected in six different interprofessional education and practice settings amongst undergraduate students and health professionals. In total, 494 responses were analyzed. Results showed high reliability with Cronbach’s alpha .90. Although not all fit indices are in the desired range, results give preliminary indication of the underlying single factor of the ISVS-21-D and suggest that the German version of the ISVS-21-D is a reliable instrument that can be used to measure interprofessional socialization in German health professionals and health care students as well as within other disciplines.
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