Total Rehabilitation Research
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The Verification of the Reliability and Validity of Employment Promotion Tool for Persons with Disabilities in the Aspect of the Quality of Life(QOL-EPAT)
Haejin KWONSatoko AMEKU
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2016 Volume 3 Pages 46-56

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Kwon (2015) was developed Employment Promotion Tool for Persons with Disabilities in the Aspect of the Quality of Life(QOL-EPAT). But its reliability and validity have not been verified yet. Therefore, this study aimed to verify the reliability, content validity and construct validity of QOL-EPAT. This study was conducted with a disability employment specialists. Period May to October 2015, six months, was distributed to collect the questionnaire. Reliability of QOL-EPAT was estimated using the internal consistency method; both the coefficient of Cronbach’s α were over 0.7. Construct Validity; Construct validity was verified using structural equation modeling (SEM). Goodness of fit index (GFI), Adjusted goodness of fit index (AGFI), comparative fit index (CFI), tucker-Lewis index (TLI) and root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA) are the suitability indices of SEM. As the result, GFI=0.898; AGFI=0.844; CFI=0.961; TLI=0.949 and RMSEA=0.069. The validity was verified because the values of GFI, AGFI CFI, TLI and RMSEA were within the goodness-of-fit range. Thus, impaired employs promoters of Japan also provided which allows for analysis of the policy by using a validated scale.

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