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Title: A validation study of the Korean version of the Minnesota Self-Determination Scales (K-MSDS) for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Authors: Cho, Jaehyun
Keywords: A Validation Study
Intellectual Disabilities
KoreanSelf-Determination Measure
Reliability
Self-Determination
Transition
Educational Psychology
Issue Date: Jan-2009
Abstract: It has been reported that self-determination is closely associated with desirable transition outcomes of an individual. There are, however, few Korean self-determination measures reporting the technical characteristics and merits of the measures. The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability and validity of a Korean version of the Minnesota Self-Determination Scales (Abery, Smith, Stancliffe, & Elkin 2000). Participants were forty adults with intellectual disabilities who resided in the three group homes and one residential institution in a city of South Korea. A Korean version of the Minnesota Self-Determination Scales (K-MSDS) was translated and back-translated by the investigator and associated research team members for the study. The K-MSDS was administered to the participants in an interview format. Nine culturally inappropriate items were identified and modified by the investigator. Investigation of the test-retest reliability, internal consistency reliability, and criterion-related concurrent validity were the focus of this study. The test-retest reliability results indicated that the K-MSDS had strong correlations ranging from .842 to .943 (Pearson’s r). The K-MSDS had strong internal consistency ranging from .967 to 993 (Cronbach’s α). Correlations for the criterionrelated concurrent validity were computed between the K-MSDS and a Korean version of Arc’s Self-Determination Scale (K-SDS). The results indicated that there were acceptable correlations between the K-SDS and the K-MSDS ranging from .509 to .514 (Pearson’s r). However, the test-retest reliability and criterion-related concurrent validity within a few domains of the K-MSDS were low.
Description: University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation. January 2009. Major: Educational Psychology. Advisors: Susan Rose, Ph.D., Susan C. Hupp, Ph.D. 1 computer file (PDF); vii, 83 pages, appendices A-F.
URI: http://purl.umn.edu/47898
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