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Table 3 Organizational and implementation measures by organization type

From: Organizational structure, climate, and collaboration between juvenile justice and community mental health centers: implications for evidence-based practice implementation for adolescent substance use disorder treatment

  Juvenile Justice Community Mental Health  
M SD M SD t df P
Implementation Climate Scale (ICS)1
 Focus on Evidence-Based Practice 4.5 0.7 4.1 0.8 −1.9 100 .06
 Educational Support for Evidence-Based Practice 4.3 0.8 3.8 0.9 −2.2 99 .03*
 Recognition for Evidence-Based Practice 3.7 1.3 3.8 1.0 .26 93 .79
 Rewards for Evidence-Based Practice 2.0 1.4 3.2 1.3 3.6 94 .00*
 Selection for Openness 3.9 0.9 3.9 0.9 −.07 99 .94
Implementation Leadership Scale (ILS)2
 Proactive 3.9 1.1 3.5 1.1 −1.9 95 .07
 Knowledgeable 4.1 1.1 3.9 0.9 −.81 95 .42
 Supportive 4.2 0.9 4.2 0.9 .00 96 .98
 Perseverant 4.1 0.9 4.0 0.8 −.17 95 .86
Organizational Readiness to Implement Change (ORIC)3 4.1 0.8 4.1 0.8 −.56 100 .58
  1. 1Higher scores indicate higher frequency. (min = 1, “not at all,” max = 5, “very great extent”)
  2. 2Higher scores indicate greater evidence of this trait (min = 1, “not at all,” max = 5, “very great extent”). Note that supervisors are rating themselves, and staff members are rating their supervisors
  3. 3Higher scores indicate greater agreement that the organization is ready to implement the EBP (min = 1, “disagree,” max = 5, “agree”)
  4. Note: We excluded one subscale from the ICS, “selection for evidence-based practice” due to missing data from community mental health participants