ERIC Number: ED182794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
An Investigation of Bales' Interpersonal Rating Forms.
Lustig, Myron W.
A questionnaire containing all 78 items from the three forms of Robert F. Bales' Interpersonal Rating Forms (IRF) was administered to 266 college students to test the reliability and validity of the IRF. The questions asked for self-perceptions about one's roles and behaviors in task groups. The results indicated that the scales are neither reliable nor valid. (Possible explanations for the poor performance by the IRF scales and suggestions for their revision are offered.) (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (Portland, OR, February 16-20, 1980)