Reliabilities and Validities of Interpersonal Reactivity Index among Nursing Students
GUAN Rui-yuan;QIAN Ming-yi;Division of Medical Psychology, Peking University Health Science Center;Department of Psychology, Peking University;
Objective: This study is to explore the validity and reliability of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index(IRI)among Chinese nursing students. Methods: Data were collected from a sample of 422 students and thirty nine students of the initial sample finished the re-test. Results: Factor analyses indicated that 25 items of the 28-IRI presented a fourcomponent structure in the nursing student sample. The construct reliability of the whole scale was 0.83, and that of the subscales ranged from 0.62-0.82, and test-retest reliability of the subscales ranged from 0.59-0.70. Significant correlations were found between the empathy quotient and three subscales of the IRI. Conclusion: The validity and the reliability of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index basically meet the psychometric requirements. Further research needs to verify the stability of the subscales.
【CateGory Index】： G642;R47-4