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Psychometric properties of the Assessment Tool for Perceived Agency (ATPA-22) : utility for the rehabilitation of young adults not in education, employment or training (NEETs) (2021)


Lautamo, T., Paltamaa, J., Moilanen, J., & Malinen, K. (2021). Psychometric properties of the Assessment Tool for Perceived Agency (ATPA-22) : utility for the rehabilitation of young adults not in education, employment or training (NEETs). Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 28(2), 97-109. https://doi.org/10.1080/11038128.2020.1782983


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All authors or editors: Lautamo, Tiina; Paltamaa, Jaana; Moilanen, Johanna; Malinen, Kaisa

Journal or series: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

ISSN: 1103-8128

eISSN: 1651-2014

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 28

Issue number: 2

Pages range: 97-109

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/11038128.2020.1782983

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72424


Abstract

Background: Promoting and supporting agency have been at the heart of the debate multidisciplinary. To promote self-awareness of young people’s agency and identify persons in need of support the Assessment Tool for Perceived Agency (ATPA-22) was developed.

Aim: This study aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of the ATPA-22. Participants were young adults not in education, employment or training (NEETs) and students in higher education (HEI).

Materials and methods: The main data analysis was implemented by Many Faceted Rasch (MFR) analysis.

Results: The ATPA-22 items defined a unidimensional construct with reasonable internal consistency and separation ability. The ATPA-22 was capable of detecting differences between HEI students and young adult NEETs. Nine differential functioning items emerged between the groups.

Conclusions: ATPA-22 shows promise as a tool to assess young adults’ perceived agency. Anyhow, as the individual life situation affects strongly to perceived agency, research on the stability of the ATPA-22 among different populations is needed.

Significance: The purpose of the ATPA-22 is to measure perceived agency of individuals, and to identify aspects of agency in need for support. ATPA-22 can be used as a tool for promoting self-awareness of occupational challenges.


Keywords: participation; human agency; self-knowledge; social rehabilitation; young adults; Rasch model

Free keywords: participation; agency; perceived agency; young adults; Rasch measurement


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