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The Psychometric Properties of the Self-Assessment of the Interpersonal Relationship Scale

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  • Karen S. Dearing PhD, APRN-BC,

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    1. Karen S. Dearing, PhD, APRN-BC, is an Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA; and
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  • Sheryl Steadman PhD, APRN

    1. Sheryl Steadman, PhD, APRN, is Dean, St. Mark's-Westminster School of Nursing, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
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Author contact:karen_dearing@byu.edu, with a copy to the Editor: gpearson@uchc.edu

Abstract

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.

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