Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Collaborative supervision: A cross-validation assessment of the collaborative supervisor behavior scale
by Zlatev, Michael, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 2015, 64; 3739481
Abstract (Summary)

Collaboration is often cited as an important component of effective clinical supervision. Despite its frequent mention, the collaboration construct has often been poorly defined or confounded with other constructs. The present study sought to replicate and extend the work of Rousmaniere and Ellis (2013) on collaborative clinical supervision (CS) by evaluating the psychometric properties of a measure of collaborative supervision, the Collaborative Supervisor Behavior Scale (CSBS), and assessing its relation with the supervisory working alliance.

The factorial structure and measurement invariance of the CSBS were evaluated. Concurrent validity of the CSBS scores was assessed by exploring relations with measures of the supervisory working alliance, role conflict, role ambiguity, and satisfaction with supervision. It was hypothesized that CS would be moderately and directly related to supervisory working alliance and satisfaction with supervision scores, and inversely related to both role conflict and role ambiguity scores.

Trainees in mental health disciplines (N = 225) were contacted through listservs and training directors with a link to the web-based survey. Consistent with the results reported by Rousmaniere and Ellis (2013), a one-factor structure fit the data well. Assessment of measurement invariance in CSBS scores between the current sample and that of Rousmaniere and Ellis revealed full configural, metric, and scalar invariance. Moderate levels of CS were found in the current sample. Notably, 9.3% of trainees reported an absence of collaborative behaviors by their supervisor. A direct, moderate relation was found between CS and supervisory working alliance, and CS was directly related to satisfaction with supervision, and inversely related to both role conflict and role ambiguity. Results are discussed with theoretical and practical implications, salient limitations, and suggestions for future research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ellis, Michael V.
School: State University of New York at Albany
Department: Counseling Psychology
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: DAI-B 77/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Psychology
Keywords: Collaboration, Supervision
Publication Number: 3739481
ISBN: 978-1-339-30127-3
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