PURPOSE: The specific aims of this study were to establish the reliability and validity of the Self-Assessment of the Interpersonal Relationship Scale (SAIRS) and to ascertain whether the SAIRS measured the development of interpersonal competencies.
DESIGN AND METHOD: This was an exploratory methodological study undertaken to analyze the psychometric properties of the SAIRS. The sample was composed of 248 subjects between the ages of 18 and 60.
FINDINGS: The factor analysis yielded a one-factor solution that explained 33.3% of the variance with one component explaining 21% of the variance. Cronbach's alpha (0.92), demonstrated high internal consistency.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: SAIRS can provide nurses, supervisors, and educators with information regarding competency areas that need further instruction/practice to enhance the interpersonal relationship.