Psychometric tool

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  • Introduction
  • Personal information
  • Questions set #1
  • Questions set #2
  • Questions set #3
  • Results

Introduction

Welcome to the Psychometric Tool (O3.7) of the project ELDICARE.

This tool was designed for atypical care providers for the elderly as part of the European project “Eldicare: Matching Skills in a growing European Silver Economy”, Project Ref: 601115–EPP–1–2018–EL–EPPKA2–SSA, which aims at offering a pathway out of the shadow economy for atypical/undeclared care givers for the elderly, through education and training in ICT & Health applications.

The psychometric tool consists of 27 questions and it takes approximately 20 minutes to be filled in. Upon completion you will receive your results.

The results will be represented on a descriptive scale. The results in the scale indicate how high you scored on the particular dimension, compared with our reference group. There are four categories of results:

  • Low score
  • Average score
  • High score
  • Very high score

Our reference group are experienced registered & atypical caregivers.

There are no right or wrong responses and pass or fail grades. Answer honestly, even if you don’t like the answer. The quality and accuracy of the results can depend on the sincerity and spontaneity with which each candidate answers the questions.


DEFINITIONS

ELDERLY POPULATION: the elderly population is defined as people aged 65 and over (OECD, 2016).

ATYPICAL CAREGIVER: those that provide care to a person and are being paid but are not registered in their country’s national health care system (Triantafyllou et al., 2006).

FORMAL/ REGISTERED CAREGIVER: those that provide care to a person that cannot manage on his own and are being paid for their work (Statharou et al., 2011). This category typically involves social workers and nurses (Lamura et al., 2007).

INFORMAL CAREGIVER: those that provide care to a person and are not being paid for it. usually family. (Kourasi et al., 2013).

SHADOW ECONOMY: economic activity that is undeclared and for which taxes that should be paid are not (MBN, 2019).


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  • This survey is anonymous and the IP address will be protected and undetectable.
  • You do not have to enter your contact details and your name will not be saved in our database. We hope that you will feel comfortable answering the questions honestly.
  • It should take 20 minutes to fill this psychometric tool.
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Personal information

Please fill in the following information.

Questions set #1

In the following set of questions please indicate which of the available responses describes you better. In case none of the responses describes you completely, please indicate the one that is closest to reality.

ID Questions set #1 Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree
B.1. I get stressed easily
B.2. I frequently feel depressed
B.3. I find it easy to remain calm in challenging situations
B.4. I frequently experience feelings of being “trapped”
B.5. I have to check again and again when I do things
B.6. I feel alone even in social situations

Questions set #2

In the following set of questions please indicate which of the available responses describes you better. In case none of the responses describes you completely, please indicate the one that is closest to reality.

ID Questions set #2 Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree
B.7. I am a kind person
B.8. I feel confident
B.9. I have difficulty in making decisions
B.10. I can cope with the physical and mental pain of others’
B.11. I like helping other people
B.12. Other people come to me for advice
B.13. I understand that older people may feel isolated and helpless
B.14. I am resilient to the challenges of everyday life
B.15. I can easily relax even in stressful situations
B.16. I am optimistic for the future
B.17. I never give up
B.18. I am a good listener

Questions set #3

In the following set of questions please indicate which of the available responses describes you better. In case none of the responses describes you completely, please indicate the one that is closest to reality.

ID Questions set #3 Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree
B.19. I feel satisfied with my caregiving role
B.20. I am well organized
B.21. I find it difficult to comply with rules and procedures
B.22. I enjoy taking initiatives at work
B.23. I complete all my professional tasks on time
B.24. I feel that caregiving affects my personal life
B.25. I feel that caregiving affects my physical health
B.26. I feel that caregiving affects my mental health
B.27. Caregiving affects negatively my quality of life