ERIC Number: ED404317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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A Scale Measuring the Ability To Relax Others.
Oliver, Peter V.; Boudreau, Louis A.
The present research developed and validated a self-reported instrument called the "Relaxing Others Scale" (ROS), which is designed to identify individuals who possess the ability to relax others. A second part of the study involved assessing the construct validity of the ROS. Participants in the study were male and female dormitory residents, ages 18-21, at the University of Hartford (Connecticut) and the University of Connecticut. Reliability analysis showed that the ROS demonstrated good internal consistency and significant individual item-to-total-score correlations. ANOVA (Analysis of Variance) revealed a significant difference between scale scores for individuals who were nominated as relaxers over individuals who were nominated as non-relaxers. Further, Pearson correlations indicated that the ROS has considerable construct validity. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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