PA057: Assessing Professional Dispositions: Is It Reliable and Valid

Friday, February 21, 2014 10:00 AM–10:50 AM


This session will present a research study designed to inform university trainers, field-based supervisors, and the like as to the challenges surrounding the use of professional dispositions assessment as a means of gauging candidate success in their professional roles. Do dispositions make a difference in practice? Participants will gain a better understanding of the dispositions necessary for effective practice and central issues in developing an assessment measure that has robust psychometric properties.


Hee-sook Choi, PhD, U. of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD; Nicholas F. Benson, PhD, Baylor University, Waco, TX