J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  2009 Sep;48(5):352-358.

Reliability and Validity of the Korean-Version of Interpersonal Reactivity Index

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Psychiatry, Konyang University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. cortex@konyang.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Psychiatry, Eulji University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
The aim of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the Korean version of Interpersonal Reactivity Index (K-IRI).
METHODS
A total of 484 participants were included in this study. Internal consistency and test/retest reliability (n=35) were examined. Criterion validity of the K-IRI was assessed against Affective Dimension of the 3D-Wisdom Scale. Factor analyses were also performed using principal component analysis with varimax rotation.
RESULTS
The internal consistency of the K-IRI was 0.80, and test-retest reliability was 0.76. Criterion validity was evaluated by correlating the K-IRI with the Affective Dimension of 3D-Wisdom Scale (r=0.31). Factor analyses revealed factor structures similar to the original IRI.
CONCLUSION
The K-IRI appeared to be a reliable and valid instrument for assessing empathy in the Korean population. This suggests that this scale may be applicable in clinical trials, research, and clinical practice.

Keyword

Interpersonal reactivity index; Empathy; Reliability; Validity

MeSH Terms

Empathy
Principal Component Analysis
Reproducibility of Results
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