Development and Validation of an Instrument to Assess Social Work Students’ Perceptions, Knowledge, and Attitudes About Human Trafficking Questionnaire (PKA-HTQ): An Exploratory Study

dc.creatorNsonwu, Maura Busch
dc.creatorWelch-Brewer, Chiquitia
dc.creatorCook Heffron, Laurie
dc.creatorLemke, Melinda A.
dc.creatorBusch-Armendariz, Noel
dc.creatorSulley, Caitlin
dc.creatorCook, Sharon Warren
dc.creatorLewis, Mary
dc.creatorWatson, Elizabeth
dc.creatorMoore, Wayne
dc.creatorLi, Jilan
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-25T21:42:13Z
dc.date.available2020-09-25T21:42:13Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.description.abstractObjective: This study sought to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of a tool designed to assess social work students’ knowledge of and perceptions and attitudes toward human trafficking. To achieve this aim, the Perceptions, Knowledge, and Attitudes toward Human Trafficking Questionnaire (PKA-HTQ) was developed and its psychometric properties were evaluated. Specifically, the factor structure and the internal consistency of the PKA-HTQ were evaluated. Methods: Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and a replication EFA were conducted on two independent samples of university students, an initial validation (n = 325), and cross-validation (n = 212) sample. Findings: The EFA revealed a three-factor structure, that is, self-appraisal of knowledge/skills (α = .89), worldview (α =.78), and help-seeking behavior (α =.66); this three-factor structure was supported by replication EFA. Conclusion: The PKA-HTQ questionnaire shows promise as a meaningful, potentially reliable and valid measure.en_US
dc.description.departmentInstitute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA)en_US
dc.identifier.citationNsonwu, M. B., Welch-Brewer, C., Cook-Heffron, L., Lemke, M., Busch-Armendariz, N. B., Sulley, C., et al. (2015). Development and validation of an instrument to assess social work students’ perceptions, knowledge, and attitudes about human trafficking: An exploratory study. Research on Social Work Practice, 27(5), 561–571. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731515578537en_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1049731515578537
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/83016
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/10017
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherResearch on Social Work Practiceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofIDVSA Journal Articlesen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subjecthuman traffickingen_US
dc.subjectsocial worken_US
dc.subjectsocial work pedagogyen_US
dc.subjectexploratory factor analysisen_US
dc.subjectreplication exploratory factor analysisen_US
dc.titleDevelopment and Validation of an Instrument to Assess Social Work Students’ Perceptions, Knowledge, and Attitudes About Human Trafficking Questionnaire (PKA-HTQ): An Exploratory Studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US

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