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17-07-2020 | Original Paper

Measuring Police Officer Self-efficacy for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Abigail M. A. Love, Ellen L. Usher, Michael D. Toland, Kirsten S. Railey, Jonathan M. Campbell, Amy D. Spriggs

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 4/2021

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Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is currently one of the most researched of all childhood developmental disorders and is receiving attention in many domains. The purpose of this study was to design and provide psychometric evidence for a scale that measures police officer self-efficacy for working with individuals with ASD. Psychometric properties of a scale designed to measure knowledge of ASD were also explored. Data from 620 police officers were collected and a 13-item scale was created and evaluated. Results indicated that the scale represented a unidimensional construct. Knowing more about officers’ knowledge and beliefs in their own capabilities to work with individuals with ASD can help inform future police education and training efforts.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Measuring Police Officer Self-efficacy for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Abigail M. A. Love
Ellen L. Usher
Michael D. Toland
Kirsten S. Railey
Jonathan M. Campbell
Amy D. Spriggs
Publicatiedatum
17-07-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 4/2021
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-020-04613-1

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