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Validity and reliability of the interpersonal competence questionnaire: Empirical evidence from an Italian study

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Interpersonal competence is crucial to human life, and poor social functioning is a typical feature of various psychopathological conditions. Given the relevance of the construct, increasing attention has recently been paid to the Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire (ICQ; Buhrmester et al. 1988), a 40-item self-report measuring five domains of interpersonal competence. To provide additional data on the cross-cultural adaptability of the ICQ, we developed an Italian version and investigated its psychometric properties with two independent student samples. Respondents were mostly women (about three quarters), ranging in age from 18 to 57. Study 1 (n=408) tested factor structure, internal consistency, and convergent validity. Study 2 (n=59) investigated test-retest reliability. Taken together, the results of both these studies provided support for the cross-cultural applicability of the ICQ, and revealed interesting associations between interpersonal competence and constructs such as well-being, emotion dysregulation and empathy.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Giromini, L., De Campora, G., Brusadelli, E., D┬┐Onofrio, E., Zennaro, A., Zavattini, G. C., & Lang, M. (2016). Validity and reliability of the interpersonal competence questionnaire: Empirical evidence from an Italian study. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38(1), 113-123. doi:10.1007/s10862-015-9499-5

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84936802300

Start Page


  • 113

End Page


  • 123

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • Interpersonal competence is crucial to human life, and poor social functioning is a typical feature of various psychopathological conditions. Given the relevance of the construct, increasing attention has recently been paid to the Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire (ICQ; Buhrmester et al. 1988), a 40-item self-report measuring five domains of interpersonal competence. To provide additional data on the cross-cultural adaptability of the ICQ, we developed an Italian version and investigated its psychometric properties with two independent student samples. Respondents were mostly women (about three quarters), ranging in age from 18 to 57. Study 1 (n=408) tested factor structure, internal consistency, and convergent validity. Study 2 (n=59) investigated test-retest reliability. Taken together, the results of both these studies provided support for the cross-cultural applicability of the ICQ, and revealed interesting associations between interpersonal competence and constructs such as well-being, emotion dysregulation and empathy.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Giromini, L., De Campora, G., Brusadelli, E., D┬┐Onofrio, E., Zennaro, A., Zavattini, G. C., & Lang, M. (2016). Validity and reliability of the interpersonal competence questionnaire: Empirical evidence from an Italian study. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38(1), 113-123. doi:10.1007/s10862-015-9499-5

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84936802300

Start Page


  • 113

End Page


  • 123

Volume


  • 38

Issue


  • 1