Psychometric testing of the autonomy and relatedness inventory-spanish version

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27E-37E
JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015

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  • Autonomy and relatedness inventory
  • Hispanic
  • Intimate relationship
  • Psychometric testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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