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Psychometric Properties of the Vocational Rehabilitation Engagement Scale When Used With People With Mental Illness in Clubhouse Settings

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to validate the Vocational Rehabilitation Engagement Scale (VRES) for use in the Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation.

Method: There were 124 individuals with serious mental illness recruited from 8 Clubhouse programs in Hawaii. Measurement structure of the VRES was evaluated using exploratory factor analysis.

Results: Exploratory factor analysis of the Clubhouse version of the VRES yielded 2 reliable factors (cognitive-affective engagement and behavioral engagement). Both the cognitive-affective engagement and behavioral engagement factors were found to correlate with other self-determination theory constructs including autonomy support, relatedness, and outcome expectancy.

Conclusions: The Clubhouse version of the VRES is a brief, reliable, and valid instrument for assessing vocational rehabilitation (VR) engagement and contributes to the use of self-determination as a paradigm for improving recovery outcomes in psychiatric rehabilitation.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2016-08-01

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  • Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education is a quarterly journal designed to provide an international forum for the presentation and review of scientific evidence and issues related to rehabilitation, rehabilitation and disability policy, rehabilitation education and all aspects related to rehabilitation service. The journal features original quantitative and qualitative research articles, articles addressing disability policy, the education of rehabilitation professionals, and the provision of rehabilitation services.
    This journal's title was formerly known as Rehabilitation Education. Click here to see previous issues of this journal.
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