Cognitive interviewing used in the development and validation of Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire in Sweden

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Publication Conference Paper, peer reviewed
Title Cognitive interviewing used in the development and validation of Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire in Sweden
Author(s) Berthelsen, Hanne ; Lönnblad, Anneli ; Hakanen, Jari ; Søndergård Kristensen, Tage ; Axtelius, Björn ; Bjørner, Jakob Bue ; Westerlund, Hugo
Date 2014
Editor(s) Isidorsson, Tommy
English abstract
The Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire (COPSOQ) has primarily been validated through psychometric methods. Therefore, cognitive interviewing was included as part of the validation project of COPSOQ in Sweden. The aim is to discuss the use of cognitive interviews for development and validation of the Swedish version of COPSOQ. Informants were selected to achieve variation in age, gender, occupation, and region of residence. Individual interviews were performed with 26 informants using a think aloud approach combined with flexible concurrent probing based on an interview guide. The interviews were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim. The interviews were conducted in rounds followed by an initial analysis by the two first authors before adjustments of the questionnaire items were made. Currently, content analysis is ongoing. The cognitive interviews provided insight into what people actually reflected upon while answering the questionnaire. This added new knowledge about how key terms such as ‘work place’ were understood by the respondents and also it helped identifying problems in the interpretation of specific words. The study has been approved by the Regional Ethics Board in Southern Sweden and is funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (FORTE).
Publisher University of Gothenburg
Host/Issue Threats and Possibilities Facing Nordic Working Life : Book of Abstracts and Programme;
ISBN 978-91-981195-5-8
Pages 232-233
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Note The 7th Nordic Working Life Conference, Göteborg, Sweden, June 11-13 2014.
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/18257 (link to this page)
Link http://nwlc2014.com/ (external link to related web page)

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