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Table 3 ASE scale variables

From: Relationships between the intention to use guidelines, behaviour of insurance physicians and their determinants

Name of ASE scale variables Description # Theoretical (empirical) Median Mean SD α
Min Max
Attitude * Attitude to the use of the guidelines in general 9 9 (18) 45 (44) 32.00 31.50 6.09 0.76
Attitude GD Attitude to the specific use of the GD 9 9 (19) 45 (44) 33.00 33.14 5.33 0.77
Social Norm Colleagues Social influence of colleagues on the use of the GD 9 9 (15) 29 (29) 22.50 22.74 3.67 0.69
Social Norm Others Social influence of important others in the use of the GD 5 5 (5) 25 (22) 16.00 15.38 4.36 0.81
Self-Efficacy Self-efficacy concerning the use of the GD 11 11 (24) 55 (48) 36.00 35.31 5.38 0.75
Knowledge & Skills Knowledge and skills concerning the use of the GD 8 8 (16) 40 (39) 28.00 27.81 5.34 0.77
Format GD Stimuli affecting the use of the GD concerning structure and layout 3 3 (13) 30 (27) 20.00 19.98 3.11 0.90
Implementation § Stimuli affecting the use of the GD concerning the implementation 3 1 (1) 5 (5) 3.00 3.10 1.14 0.71
Institute * Stimuli affecting the use of the GD concerning organisational factors 9 9 (10) 45 (38) 26.00 25.38 6.97 0.84
Tools §* Stimuli affecting the use of the GD concerning the tools delivered 16 1 (1) 5 (5) 3.00 2.98 1.14 0.89
Quality GD Stimuli affecting the use of the GD concerning the quality 11 11 (24) 55 (51) 40.00 39.02 6.10 0.84
Intention Intention to use the GD 10 10 (19) 50(46) 35.00 35.05 5.80 0.76
Use GD § Use of the GD 4 1 (1) 5 (5) 3.00 3.02 1.16 0.65
Change AB § Change in assessment behaviour due to the GD 3 1 (1) 3 (3) 2.00 1.98 0.60 0.86
  1. Scores of insurance physicians (n = 42), with the number of items (#), the minimum of the scales (Min), the maximum of the scales (Max), median of the scores, mean of the scores, the standard deviations (SD), and the reliability of the scales (Cronbach’s alpha; α). GD = Guidelines for Depression. Institute = Dutch Institute for Employee Benefits Schemes.
  2. § Recoded into an ordinal variable.
  3. * Not used in the structural equations model.
  4. # Number of items in the questionnaire.