Psychometric properties of the interpersonal relationship inventory-short form for active duty female service members

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  • Ann M. Nayback-Beebe,

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    1. United States Army
    • 18815 Millhollow, San Antonio, TX 78258.
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    • Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. The views expressed in this article are her own and do not reflect the policy or opinions of the U.S. Army, Department of Defense, or U.S. Government.

  • Linda H. Yoder

    1. University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
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    • Associate Professor and Director of the of the Graduate Program in Nursing Administration and Healthcare Systems Management at The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing.


  • Acknowledgements: Funding for this study was provided by the TriService Nursing Research Program (TSNRP) HU 0001-09-1-TS10 (N09-P12).

  • Disclaimer: This project was sponsored by TriService Nursing Research Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; however, the information or content and conclusions do not necessarily represent the official position or policy of, nor should any official endorsement be inferred by, the TriService Nursing Research Program, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Abstract

The Interpersonal Relationship Inventory-Short Form (IPRI-SF) has demonstrated psychometric consistency across several demographic and clinical populations; however, it has not been psychometrically tested in a military population. The purpose of this study was to psychometrically evaluate the reliability and component structure of the IPRI-SF in active duty United States Army female service members (FSMs). The reliability estimates were .93 for the social support subscale and .91 for the conflict subscale. Principal component analysis demonstrated an obliquely rotated three-component solution that accounted for 58.9% of the variance. The results of this study support the reliability and validity of the IPRI-SF for use in FSMs; however, a three-factor structure emerged in this sample of FSMs post-deployment that represents “cultural context.” © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 34:241–252, 2011

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