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.

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