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Table 2 Confirmatory factor analysis of culturally competent practices (knowledge, service, and personnel)

From: Advancing theory development: exploring the leadership–climate relationship as a mechanism of the implementation of cultural competence

  Obs Item test Item rest Interitem covariance α
Knowledge
 How well are you able to describe differences within various Latino or Hispanic groups? 424 .701 .557 .292 .888
 How well are you able to describe the strengths of Latino groups in your service area? 427 .807 .716 .277 .861
 How well are you able to describe the social problems of Latino groups in your community? 425 .866 .804 .270 .849
 Do you know the prevailing beliefs, customs, norms, and values of Latinos in your service area? 426 .834 .749 .267 .856
 Do you know the social service needs of Latinos that go unaddressed by the formal social service system? 421 .829 .736 .261 .857
 Do you know how the causes of mental illnesses are viewed by Latino groups in your area? 430 .773 .656 .274 .870
 Full scale     .274 .884
Service practices
 Does your agency use Latino-specific assessment instruments for diagnosis? 294 .737 .647 .613 .832
 Does your agency use Latino culture-specific treatment approaches? 290 .761 .683 .605 .830
 Does your agency envision community empowerment as a treatment goal? 291 .745 .660 .602 .831
 Does your agency review case practice on a regular basis to determine relevancy to clients of color? 288 .749 .659 .594 .831
 Does your agency provide or facilitate child care? 298 .688 .569 .612 .842
 Does your agency provide or facilitate transportation (e.g., bus tickets, ride sharing)? 296 .627 .495 .632 .850
 Does your agency include clients’ families and community in services? 298 .734 .637 .599 .833
 Does your agency translate agency materials into Spanish? 302 .634 .520 .640 .846
 Does your agency offer payment arrangements for indigent or low-income clients? 296 .499 .361 .688 .860
 Full scale     .621 .855
Personnel practices
 Does staff utilize cultural consultants who can help them work more effectively? 422 .516 .375 .486 .863
 Does your agency provide training that help staff work with Latinos? 419 .570 .445 .475 .856
 Does your agency utilize interpreters to work with limited English-proficient Latinos? 418 .503 .346 .485 .869
 In your program, are there Latinos represented in managerial and administrative positions? 424 .759 .670 .421 .834
 In your program, are there Latinos represented in direct-service positions? 426 .709 .620 .444 .840
 In your program, are there Latinos represented in administrative support positions? 421 .770 .691 .425 .832
 In your program, are there Latinos represented in board positions? 413 .789 .712 .418 .830
 In your program, are there Latinos represented in agency consultants? 410 .816 .750 .416 .827
 In your program, are there Latinos represented in subcontractors? 400 .711 .711 .420 .831
 Full scale     .443 .858
  1. Obs observations