Validation of a pragmatic measure of implementation citizenship behavior in substance use disorder treatment agencies
The organizational context in which substance use disorder treatment (SUDT) evidence-based practices (EBPs) are implemented plays a critical role in successful implementation. Employee behaviors that go above and beyond typical job requirements to support EBP implementation have been suggested to facilitate the likelihood of overall implementation success. The current study explored the psychometric properties of the Implementation Citizenship Behavior Scale (ICBS) within SUDT settings. Utilizing a sample of 322 direct service providers and 60 of their respective supervisors from three SUDT agencies, results from a confirmatory factor analysis and construct validity analysis support the use of the ICBS in the SUDT context. Validation of the ICBS provides a useful, pragmatic tool for both researchers and practitioners to assess employee citizenship behavior to support EBP implementation. The ICBS can provide critical insights into how providers respond to organizational context that may facilitate EBP implementation.
Torres, E. M., Seijo, C., Ehrhart, M. G., & Aarons, G. A. (2020). Validation of a pragmatic measure of implementation citizenship behavior in substance use disorder treatment agencies. J Subst Abuse Treat, 111, 47-53. doi:10.1016/j.jsat.2020.01.002