Interpreting the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems: Subscales based on an interpersonal theory model

Riding, N. and Cartwright, A. (1999) Interpreting the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems: Subscales based on an interpersonal theory model. British Journal of Medical Psychology, 72 (3). pp. 407-420. ISSN 0007-1129. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

There remains considerable debate about a theoretically interpretable subscale structure for the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP). In this paper items are extracted from the IIP to form a 40-item shortened version (the IIP-40) comprising eight subscales, each of five items, which conform to the eight octant positions within Birtchnell's interpersonal octagon: a version of interpersonal theory. The inter-item reliability of the subscale structure is found to be acceptable when rested against a sample of 150 pre-assessment for psychotherapy IIP completions within the Centre for the Study of Psychotherapy (CSP), University of Kent. The face validity is established through acceptable inter-rater reliability scores in an experiment using blind raters. Subscale scores are shown for patients within CSP and are found to be significantly different between genders in the octant positions of Upper Close and Neutral Distant. High scores in the octant position of Upper Distant is found to be a significant: predictor of therapeutic drop-out. The results for gender and therapeutic engagement: are consistent: with other published work in the interpersonal theory field.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
R Medicine
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: F.D. Zabet
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2009 17:26
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2010 09:55
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16546 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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