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The Group Cohesiveness Scale (GCS) for Psychiatric Inpatients
Article first published online: 12 JUN 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 49, Issue 1, pages 58–64, January 2013
How to Cite
Wongpakaran, T., Wongpakaran, N., Intachote-Sakamoto, R. and Boripuntakul, T. (2013), The Group Cohesiveness Scale (GCS) for Psychiatric Inpatients. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 49: 58–64. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2012.00342.x
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 12 JUN 2012
- First Received December 27, 2011; Final Revision received April 4, 2012; Accepted for publication April 10, 2012.
- Group cohesion;
- group cohesiveness;
- group psychotherapy;
PURPOSE: This study aimed to examine the psychometric properties of the seven-item Group Cohesiveness Scale (GCS).
DESIGN AND METHODS: In total, 96 inpatients completed the GCS along with the Cohesion to Therapist Scale Questionnaire and the Group Benefit Questionnaire after participating in group therapy sessions. Construct and concurrent validities and internal consistency were analyzed.
FINDINGS: It yielded a Cronbach's alpha of .87, with a one-factor solution with excellent fit indices. A significant correlation was found between the GCSc, the Cohesion to Therapist Scale, and the Group Benefit Questionnaire.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The scale shows good internal consistency, and its brevity makes it suitable for use with psychiatric inpatients.