Professional identity questionnaire for psychological help providers: development and validation

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The aim of this research was to develop multiscale questionnaire of professional identity (PI) and to test its psychometric properties. This research was conducted in 3 phases. During the first phase a scoping review, a focus group discussion, and a rapid literature review were conducted to identify the criteria of PI. Survey items were constructed and assessed in the second phase. The data were collected, and the psychometric properties were examined in the third phase. The survey was completed by 239 psychological help providers in Latvia (psychiatrists (n = 13), nurses (n = 37), psychotherapists (n = 8), art therapists (n = 45), psychologists (n = 55), psychotherapy specialists (n = 28) and social workers (n = 53)) aged between 22 and 80 years (M = 45.8; SD = 10.6) of which 95% women (n = 227) and 5% men (n = 12). As a result, 8 factors structure was confirmed (k = 38). Overall, it can be concluded that the survey examines a unified phenomenon, and the items are internally consistent on all scales (α = .715 - .873). The development of this questionnaire is an important step towards the research of PI.
Translated title of the contributionProfessional identity questionnaire for psychological help providers: development and validation
Original languageLatvian
Pages (from-to)13-23
JournalInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education.”
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventSociety. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība - Rēzekne, Latvia
Duration: 28 May 202129 May 2021


  • professional identity
  • psychological help
  • psychological help providers

Field of Science

  • 3.3 Health sciences
  • 5.1 Psychology

Publication Type

  • 1.3. Anonymously reviewed scientific article published in a journal with an international editorial board and is available in another indexed database

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