Development of a congruence scale based on the Satir model
Lee, Bonnie K.
Human Sciences Press, Inc.
The Congruence Scale derives from the construct of congruence, the goal of therapeutic change in the Satir model. Congruence is conceptualized as a state of awareness, openness, and connection in three human dimensions: the Intrapsychic, Interpersonal, and Universal-Spiritual. Procedures in developing the Congruence Scale are described. Results provide evidence of concurrent validity with the Satisfaction With Life Scale and the Outcome Questionnaire. Four factors of the Congruence Scale are extracted from factor analysis: Intrapsychic- Interpersonal, Spiritual, Creative, and Communal. Further research to confirm the reliability and validity of the congruent construct is recommended. KEY WORDS: Satir; congruence; scale development; intrapsychic; interpersonal; spiritual; creative; communal.
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Lee, B. K. (2002). Development of a congruence scale based on the Satir model. Contemporary Family Therapy, 24(1), 217-239.