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Psychometric properties of an instrument derived from the Intentional Relationship Model: The self-efficacy for recognizing clients’ interpersonal characteristics

Abstract

Background: The Intentional Relationship Model conceptualizes the therapeutic use of self within occupational therapy. To increase motivation for and success in establishing therapeutic relationships, therapists need self-efficacy for using the self in therapeutic practice. However, attempts to combine this model with self-efficacy theory are rare, and instruments by which to measure self-efficacy for therapeutic use of self are in a developing stage. Aim: This study aimed to examine the factor structure and internal consistency of the Norwegian Self-efficacy for recognizing interpersonal characteristics (N-SERIC). Methods: Occupational therapy students (n = 100) from two education programs completed the instrument along with sociodemographic information. The factor structure was examined with Principal Components Analysis (PCA), and internal consistency was assessed with Cronbach’s α and inter-item correlations. Results: The PCA revealed that all N-SERIC items belonged to the same latent factor, with factor loadings ranging between 0.75 and 0.89. The internal consistency of the scale items was very high (Cronbach’s α = 0.96). Conclusions: The N-SERIC scale is unidimensional and the items have very high internal consistency. Thus, the scale sum score can be useful for occupational therapy research and audits focusing on interpersonal aspects of practice.

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Authors

Ritter, VC
Yazdani, F
Carstensen, T
Thorrisen, MM
Bonsaksen, T

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences\Department of Sport and Health Sciences

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Year of publication: 2018
Date of RADAR deposit: 2017-07-03


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