MEASURING COMMUNICATION IN CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS

AN INITIAL DEVELOPMENT OF DYADIC COMMUNICATION ASSESSMENT SCALE

  • EUCKIE UDO IMMANUEL University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Keywords: Communication, Item Analysis, Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Diagnosis

Abstract

Communication is the bedrock of human interpersonal relationships. With efficient communication, marital interaction will be exciting and enjoyable. The aim of this work was to present a new scale for assessing communication in close relationship – the dyadic communication assessment scale (DCAS). Two hundred and sixty-three persons participated in the study. They were drawn from an urban area in a city in the East of Nigeria. Their age range = 22-70. The instrument for data collection was the Dyadic communication assessment scale (DCAS). The psychometric properties of the DCAS were presented. The DCAS has three factors, which were confirmed through confirmatory factor analysis with good indices. The DCAS has good internal consistency. Thus, the DCAS could be used for research and diagnostic purposes.

Author Biography

EUCKIE UDO IMMANUEL, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Department of Psychology

Published
2020-08-29
How to Cite
IMMANUEL, E. (2020). MEASURING COMMUNICATION IN CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS. Practicum Psychologia, 10(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/PP/article/view/1118
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