Challenges to assessing professional identity in medical students: a tale of two measures.

Challenges to assessing professional identity in medical students: a tale of two measures. Med Educ Online. 2019 Dec;24(1):1649571 Authors: Buck E, West C, Graham L, Frye AW, Teal CR Abstract Background: Professional identity formation (PIF), a foundational process in becoming a physician, includes establishment of values, moral principles, and self-awareness. The purpose of this report is to examine challenges in establishing the validity of measures of identity fusion as one facet of PIF. Method: Utilizing the modern approach of validity as a unitary concept, the authors generated six hypotheses to examine the evidence for the construct validity of the scores of Physician Professional Identity (PPI) and Identity Integration (IdIn), considering relationships of these measures with each other, year of training and data from a larger survey. Results: Responses from 3473 students at 8 medical schools revealed a weak association between the measures with distributions varying by cohort. PPI had a stronger relationship to cohort and IdIn was moderately associated with students' attitudes relevant to social media use. Responses were independent of response format and evidence supported the interpretation of scores for IdIn as indications of integration of identity. Discussion : Sufficient evidence was found to suggest that these measures assess aspects of PIF. Use of these measures as part of a multidimensional, longitudinal approach to refining understanding ...
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