ISVS - Interprofessional Socialization & Valuing Scale
The ISVS is a 32-item self-report measure based on beliefs, behaviours, and attitudes needed by individuals to work within interprofessional health teams in education or practice settings. It is designed to measure the degree to which individuals have the affinity to work together in groups.
The instrument is comprised of 32-items within three sub-scales: self-perceived ability to work with others (11-items); value in working with others (14-items), and comfort in working with others (9-items). Each item is rated using a 7-point Likert Scale (7 = to a very great extent; 6 = to a great extent; 5 = to a fairly great extent; 4 = to a moderate extent; 3 = to a small extent; 2 = to a very small extent; 1 = not at all).
1. Paper and pencil
2. 10 to 15 minutes for entire scale
3. 32-items for entire scale
4. 7-point Likert scale (a very great extent to not at all
Reliability of the instrument was established using Cronbach’s a which ranged from 0.79 to 0.89 for the three scales, indicating moderate to excellent reliability. The coefficient alpha for the scale as a whole was 0.90.
Construct validity was established using principal components analysis with a varimax rotation. The results of the PCA revealed a three-factor solution. This analysis accounted for 48.7% of the variance. The resulting scales were labelled: Self-perceived ability to work with others (34.7% of variance), value in working with others (8.1% of variance), and comfort in working with others (6.0% of variance). As a result of the factor analysis 10 items were dropped from the original scale.
King, G. Shaw, L,, Orchard, C.A., & Miller, S. (2010). The interprofessional socialization and valuing scale: a tool for evaluation the shift toward collaborative care approaches in health care settings. WORK, 35, 77-85. DOI: 10.3233/WOR=2010-0959.