The Interpersonal Relationship Inventory: continued psychometric evaluation.

V. P. Tilden, A. M. Hirsch, C. A. Nelson

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For norm-referenced measures to be useful in social-behavioral research, investigators who develop measures face several psychometric challenges, including: (a) adequate domain specification; (b) adequate initial evidence of reliability and validity; and (c) ongoing evidence of psychometric quality. The Interpersonal Relationship Inventory (IPRI) was developed in response to gaps in measurement of social relationships, and contributed scales for reciprocity and conflict to a measure of social support. For the IPRI, the first two points were addressed during the period of instrument development. The measure now has been in use for 4 years. This article reports evidence addressing the third challenge: ongoing evidence of psychometric quality. Findings from 19 studies using the IPRI provide compelling evidence for internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-78
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of nursing measurement
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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