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Title: Validation of the interpersonal reactivity index in a Chinese context
Authors: Siu, AMH 
Shek, DTL 
Keywords: Chinese
Empathy
Interpersonal Reactivity Index
Scale development
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: Research on social work practice, 2005, v. 15, no. 2, p. 118-126 How to cite?
Journal: Research on social work practice 
Abstract: Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (C-IRI) for the assessment of empathy in Chinese people were examined. Method: The Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) was translated to Chinese, and an expert panel reviewed its content validity and cultural relevance. The translated instrument (C-IRI) was administered to 189 junior high school students and 391 university students. Results: Confirmatory factor analyses revealed a stable hierarchical three-factor structure that was consistent with structure of the English IRI, but the cognitive and emotional aspects of empathy were combined to form a new factor. The subscales of the C-IRI demonstrated acceptable to good internal consistency and test-retest reliability. Some evidence for the construct validity of the measure was also found. Conclusions: The C-IRI possessed acceptable psychometric properties in Chinese adolescent samples. The present findings suggest that the cognitive and emotional aspects of empathy are not differentiated in Chinese adolescents.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17829
ISSN: 1049-7315
EISSN: 1552-7581
DOI: 10.1177/1049731504270384
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