Psychometric Properties of the HOME Inventory Using Rasch Analysis
2014 (English)In: Research on social work practice, ISSN 1049-7315, E-ISSN 1552-7581, Vol. 24, no 2, 235-246 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this pilot study was to explore psychometric properties of two versions of the Home Observation for Measurement of the Environment Inventory in a Swedish social service sample.
Social workers employed at 22 Swedish child protections agencies participated in the data collection. Both classic test theory approaches and Rasch analysis were used. Seventy-five (46 double) protocols of the Early Childhood version and 65 (43 double) protocols of the Middle Childhood version were obtained.
The interobserver reliability and Rasch reliability displayed acceptable results. Targeting was satisfying for the middle and more adequate home environments. However, there were mixed results concerning model fit.
The scores may be used to identify families with inadequate home environments where children may be at risk.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 24, no 2, 235-246 p.
HOME Inventory, social work assessment, Rasch analysis, psychometric evaluation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-198270DOI: 10.1177/1049731513493518ISI: 000331464900007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-198270DiVA: diva2:615600