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ERIC Number: EJ877861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1073-1911
Expanding the Construct Validity of the Relationship Profile Test: Associations with Physical Health and Anaclitic and Introjective Traits
Huprich, Steven K.; Hsiao, Wei Cheng; Porcerelli, John H.; Bornstein, Robert F.; Markova, Tsveti
Assessment, v17 n1 p81-88 2010
The authors examined the construct validity of the Relationship Profile Test (RPT) with respect to measures of two related constructs--physical health and well-being (functional health status), and depression-linked personality type (anaclitic vs. introjective). In Study 1, the authors administered the RPT, Depressive Experiences Questionnaire (DEQ), and Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (MOS SF-20) to 116 undergraduate students. In Study 2, the RPT, DEQ, and MOS SF-20 were administered to 110, mostly African American female, primary care outpatients. Destructive Overdependence was positively correlated with anaclitic and introjective trait scores in both samples. Dysfunctional Detachment was positively correlated with introjective scores in both samples and with anaclitic scores in the primary care sample. Healthy Dependency was negatively correlated with introjective scores in both samples and with anaclitic scores in the primary care sample. These studies support the construct validity of the RPT in ethnically diverse nonclinical and clinical samples, and extend previous findings documenting links between RPT subscale scores and scores on measures of other theoretically related constructs. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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