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Adoption Emotional Readiness
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Measure Name: Adoption Emotional Readiness
Measure Type: Scale
Construct: Child Adoption
Primary Content Area: Risk and Decision Making
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Brief Description: A 49-item, TTM scale that assesses stage, pros and cons, self-efficacy, and processes for taking the steps to be emotionally ready to be an adoptive parent.
For the stage of change algorithm, participants are assessed on three steps related to being emotionally ready to be an adoptive parent. Responses are measured on a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from “not at all” to “completely.” Respondents then select one of five alternatives that best represents their intentions to do all three steps. The action criterion is when one answers that he or she has taken the three steps of accepting that it is more important to be a parent than to have a child biologically, researching and finding that adoption is right for those planning to adopt, and sharing adoption plans with others, but for less than six months.
The decisional balance measure assesses the relative importance of 8 Pros and Cons of taking the steps to be emotionally ready to be an adoptive parent. Participants report on a 5-point scale ranging from 1= “not important” to 5= “extremely important.”
The self-efficacy 8-item measure assesses and individual’s degree of confidence to take the three steps to be emotionally ready to be an adoptive parent in various difficult situations. Participants reported on a 5-point scale ranging from 1= “not at all confident” to 5= “extremely confident.”
The processes of change 30-item measure assesses the frequency of utilization of cognitive behavioral, and interpersonal strategies that individuals use to progress across the stages of becoming emotionally ready to be an adoptive parent. Items were responded on a 5-point scale of frequency of use, ranging from 1= “never” to 5= “very often.”
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Target Population: Adults showing interest in adoption
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How Administered: Web-based
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(Last Updated: 4/19/2012 8:19:30 PM by Dave Garner)

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