Training needs of education stakeholders

psychometric characteristics of a questionnaire

  • João Duarte Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, UICISA:E, Viseu, Portugal
  • Madalena Cunha Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, UICISA:E, SIGMA – Phi Xi Chapter, CIEC - UM, Viseu, Portugal
  • Ana Rodrigues Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal
  • Alexandre Nogueira Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal
  • Alison Silva Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal
  • Ana Flávia Ferreira Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal
  • Diana Oliveira Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal
  • Joana Ferreira Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal
  • Rita Vasconcelos Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, Viseu, Portugal
  • Ana Andrade Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Escola Superior de Saúde, UICISA:E, Viseu, Portugal
Keywords: mental health, quality of life, education stakeholders, children, adolescents

Abstract

Introduction: Childhood mental disorders have been increasing significantly, affecting children/adolescent’s quality of life. Therefore, education stakeholders must be trained in such areas, in order to answer effectively to children/adolescents needs. 

Objectives: Factorial structure and internal consistency evaluation of the “Questionnaire on Training Needs in Health and Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents”. 

Methods: The psychometric study was carried out on a non-probabilistic sample of 136 education stakeholders, (62,5% teachers, 32,4% nurses and 5,1% police), with an average age of 48.34 years, mostly female (70.6%). The Questionnaire on Training Needs in Health and Quality of Life of Children and Adolescents was applied. 

Results: The psychometric properties revealed a reliable and valid instrument in the assessment of the education stakeholders training needs of the education stakeholders in health and quality of life of children and adolescents. Which presented an adequate internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha total of 0.859) and evidence of validity. It was found that 77.9% consider they need to attend specific training in the areas of mental health and QOL of children and adolescents. 22.8% of education stakeholders did not attend training. 

Conclusions: The identification of the training needs of education stakeholders on mental health and the QOL of children and adolescents enhances the implementation of specific training programs tailored to these needs. This questionnaire can be an important tool for the study of training needs 

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Published
2020-06-22
Section
Education and Social Development Sciences