The Physician Values In Practice Scale: Construction And Initial Validation

Title

The Physician Values In Practice Scale: Construction And Initial Validation

Creator

Hartung P J; Taber B J; Richard G V

Publisher

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Date

2005
2005-10

Description

Measures of values typically appraise the construct globally, across life domains or relative to a broad life domain such as work. We conducted two studies to construct and initially validate an occupation- and context-specific values measure. Study 1, based on a sample of 192 medical students, describes the initial construction and item analysis of the physician values in practice scale (PVIPS), which produced a 15-factor model. Study 2 reports on a further analysis and refinement of the instrument with a national sample of 644 medical students. Results supported the basic psychometric properties of the PVIPS items. Exploratory factor analysis in Study 2 extracted six factors consistent with a theoretical model of values (Dawis, 1991) and accounting for 61% of the variance: Prestige, Service, Autonomy, Lifestyle, Management, and Scholarly Pursuits. The PVIPS shows promise as a values measure for medical students and physicians encountering career specialty and medical practice style decisions. Interested researchers may construct similar scales for other occupations to promote contextualized appraisals of values. (c) 2004 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Subject

career; career assessment; choices; controllable life-style; decision-making; medical career development; medical-students; personality; Psychology; psychometric scales; scores; specialty choice; validity; values; values assessment; work values

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

309-320

Issue

2

Volume

67

Citation

Hartung P J; Taber B J; Richard G V, “The Physician Values In Practice Scale: Construction And Initial Validation,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed August 2, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10120.

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