Background and Purpose: The Hispanic population is the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. There is a lack of validated health-related tools culturally and linguistically appropriate. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Autonomy and Relatedness Inventory-Spanish version (ARI-S). Methods: We recruited a convenience sample of 100 pregnant Hispanic women. Results: Cronbach's alpha for the ARI-S total scale was .92. Factor analysis yielded a similar factor structure as reported with the ARI-English version. As hypothesized, the ARI-S was inversely correlated with depressive symptoms and positively correlated with social support. Conclusions: ARI-S provides a psychometrically sound method for measuring the quality of intimate relationships. This is particularly important considering the limited inclusion of Hispanic women in current research.
|Journal||Journal of Nursing Measurement|
|State||Published - 2015|
- Autonomy and relatedness inventory
- Intimate relationship
- Psychometric testing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nursing (all)