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ERIC Number: EJ793632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
A Systemic-Based Interview Guide: Its Validity and Economy in Comparison with an Unstructured Interview Approach--Experimental Results
Kubinger, Klaus D.; Wiesflecker, Sabine; Steindl, Renate
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v26 n1 p54-68 2008
An interview guide for children and adolescents, which is based on systemic therapy, has recently been added to the collection of published instruments for psychological interviews. This article aims to establish the amount of information gained during a psychological investigation using the Systemic-based Interview Guide rather than an intuitive, unstructured interview approach; the latter is often used by inexperienced practitioners. For this purpose, an experiment was designed using reconstructed clinical cases, which were then presented by role players pretending to be patients in a psychological interview. Each case could thus be presented numerous times, in particular under both experimental conditions. The respective interview was carried out by 20 psychology students. A higher validity, as a result of more relevant information, and a higher economy, as a result of less irrelevant information, was found for the Systemic-based Interview Guide. Therefore, it can be recommended that the Systemic-based Interview Guide, as described here, be used instead of an intuitive unstructured approach, particularly for interviewers with less practical experience. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria