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Research Article  |   April 1988
Development of the Satisfaction with Performance Scaled Questionnaire (SPSQ)
Author Affiliations
  • Elizabeth J Yerxa, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, is Professor Emerita and former Chair, Occupational Therapy Department, University of Southern California, Downey, California 90242
  • Sandra Burnett-Beaulieu, MA, OTR, is Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, and Registered Occupational Therapist, Disabled Student Services, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California
  • Sarah Stocking, OTR, is a computer and statistical consultant in private practice
  • Stanley P Azen, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Division of Biometry and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
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Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Features
Research Article   |   April 1988
Development of the Satisfaction with Performance Scaled Questionnaire (SPSQ)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1988, Vol. 42, 215-221. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.4.215
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1988, Vol. 42, 215-221. doi:10.5014/ajot.42.4.215
Abstract

A new instrument, the Satisfaction with Performance Scaled Questionnaire (SPSQ), was developed to measure individuals’ satisfaction with their performance of independent living skills. The SPSQ was designed to be used for clinical assessment and research with community-based persons with disabilities. Split-half reliability coefficients were .97 and .93 for the two scales, Home Management and Social/Community Problem Solving, respectively. Preliminary findings provided support for construct validity. The SPSQ appears promising as a measure of the phenomenology of engagement in activities related to independent living in the community.