Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the MOVERS Scale in a French-Canadian Population

Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the MOVERS Scale in a French-Canadian Population

Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the MOVERS Scale in a French-Canadian Population

Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the MOVERS Scale in a French-Canadian Populations

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Côté, Isabelle, Gagnon, Joël, Lapierre, Simon, Damant, Dominique, Esprival, Stéphanie Louis Jean et Goodman, Lisa A. 2020. «Cultural Adaptation and Validation of the MOVERS Scale in a French-Canadian Population ». Journal of Family Violence, vol. 36, p. 871-883.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This paper has presented the results of a validation of the French-Canadian version of the MOVERS [Measure of Victim Empowerment Related to Safety] scale in a population of francophone women receiving shelter services in Canada.» (p. 881)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The MOVERS scale was translated drawing upon the reverse parallel method (Vallerand 1989) and the guidelines of the International Test Commission (ITC 2016). To do so, the research team (six people, including researchers and domestic violence shelters representatives) translated the scale from English to French. Four teams of domestic violence shelter workers then translated the scale from French back to English. […] The FCM [French-Canadian MOVERS] was then administered to a sample of 7 women aged between 29 and 51 years old […] recruited on a voluntary basis in four domestic violence shelters between January and March 2019.» (p. 874)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


The «results highlight that the scale is reliable and provides a useful tool to assess practices. At this point though, little is known about practices in domestic violence shelters that contribute to a higher sense of safety-related empowerment amongst abused women. […] The MOVERS will allow us to take a closer look at interventions developed in these resources and, hopefully, highlight the essential role played by domestic violence shelters and their importance for abused women.» (p. 881) «Practical implications are also anticipated with the validated FCM. In this regard, it seems relevant to point out that the enthusiasm of participating shelters increased as they noticed that some women enjoyed measuring their own progress with the scale and were better able to articulate their safety goals afterwards. This provides insight into the benefits of a survivor-centered scale for women seeking shelter services. Furthermore, some workers have mentioned that each item of the scale provided them with interesting avenues for furthering safety-oriented discussions with women. This observation sheds light on one of the many strengths of the MOVERS Scale, namely its direct application for practices. Eventually, the scale could be used in a more formal manner as: “[a]dministering MOVERS periodically could increase staff’s capacity to conduct ongoing assessment of their own delivery on the three aspects of program support” […].» (p. 880)