Psychometric properties

Tonkin, Matthew, Day, Andrew, Casey, Sharon and Schalast, Norbert 2016, Psychometric properties. In Schalast, Norbert and Tonkin, Matthew (ed), Essen climate evaluation schema EssenCES: a manual and more, Hogrefe, Gottingen, Germany, pp.27-34, doi: 10.1027/00481-000.

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Title Psychometric properties
Author(s) Tonkin, Matthew
Day, Andrew
Casey, SharonORCID iD for Casey, Sharon
Schalast, Norbert
Title of book Essen climate evaluation schema EssenCES: a manual and more
Editor(s) Schalast, Norbert
Tonkin, Matthew
Publication date 2016
Chapter number 5
Total chapters 7
Start page 27
End page 34
Total pages 8
Publisher Hogrefe
Place of Publication Gottingen, Germany
Keyword(s) Social climate
Therapeutic climate
Summary Designed as a quick and easy tool to help assess the essential traits of the social and therapeutic atmosphere in forensic psychiatric settings (subsequently expanded for use in correctional facilities), the Essen Climate Evaluation Schema (EssenCES) was originally developed and first published in Germany. It has since been translated into a number of other languages and been included in a considerable number of studies, among them a broad validation study inthe UK. Following this study andthe UK Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) initiating the regular use of the scale in forensic psychiatric services inthe UK, we have received a large number of enquiries regarding support in using the scale and interpreting its findings. In particular, many researchers and clinicians have requested reference norms that would allow them to compare the EssenCES scores obtained in their particular unit/service with the scores obtained in other settings. This manual aims to respond to these enquiries. It outlines the background and the concept of the instrument and discusses the variety of ways in which the EssenCES might be used to support research and practice within forensic services.It also includes considerations regarding the limitations of previous studies that have utilised the concept of social climate and a discussion of how the contribution of climate evaluations might be further improved in the future.
ISBN 9780889374812
Language eng
DOI 10.1027/00481-000
Field of Research 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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