Outcomes survey for peers who participate in peer-mediated interventions and programs
This resource is a valid and reliable measure called the Peer-Mediated Impact Survey for Peers (PMIS:P). This survey requires peers to respond to 46 items and report how they were impacted by their most recent or current peer-mediated intervention or program (PMI). Each of the 46 items are represented within seven thematic areas: (1) skill and intra-personal development, (2) self-worth impact, (3) changes in views, (4) social impact, (5) advocacy impact, (6) rewarding impact, and (7) future impact. Sample items include: “I am a better advocate for people with disabilities.” “I have more favorable views toward inclusion.” and “I developed a friendship with the student(s) with disabilities whom I supported.” Each item begins with the same stem: Because of my experience in a peer program…”. Peers rate their level of agreement with each statement using a 6-point Likert-type scale: 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = somewhat disagree, 4= somewhat agree, 5 = agree, 6 = strongly agree. The PMIS:P instructions emphasize peers should think about their PMI experience when rating each item and only rate impacts that were specifically a result of their PMI experience. The PMIS:P concludes with two optional, open-ended items. First, peers are asked to address any ways in which they feel they had changed for the worse because of their experience in a PMI (e.g., I became a worse listener, I am less patient). Second, peers are asked to share any additional thoughts related to how they were impacted by their experiences.