Establishing The Face And Content Validity Of The Couple Resilience Inventory: Qualitative Insights From Same-Sex Couples In Singapore

Bin Ibrahim, Muhamad Alif, Barlas, Joanna, Lin, Patrick, and Marsh, Nigel (2022) Establishing The Face And Content Validity Of The Couple Resilience Inventory: Qualitative Insights From Same-Sex Couples In Singapore. In: [Presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Virtual Conference]. From: IARR 2022: International Association for Relationship Research Virtual Conference, 28 July - 2 August, Online.

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Abstract

The Couple Resilience Inventory (CRI) was first developed by Sanford et al. (2016) to assess and measure the behavioural strategies that heterosexual and same-sex couples use to cope with stressful life events. To date, the CRI has not been adapted or cross-validated in non-Western societies. By cross-validating the CRI, researchers and practitioners could understand the similarities and differences in strategies that couples use in different cultural contexts. A qualitative descriptive study was conducted to establish the face and content validity of the CRI among individuals in same-sex relationships in Singapore. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with sixteen participants who were purposively sampled from Singapores LGBTQ community. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. Data were analysed using Applied Thematic Analysis. Intercoder agreement and saturation were systematically ascertained. The findings provided insights into the ways in which the items in the CRI are understood and answered in the Singapore context. While many of the inventory items were clear, easy to understand, and applicable to their relationships, participants suggested further changes and elaborations to improve the comprehension and clarity of eight items. Interestingly, two-thirds of the participants interpreted two negative behaviour items as helpful in coping with and remaining resilient against stressful life events. Participants also suggested additional resilience strategies beyond the items listed in the CRI. The study findings generally support the face and content validity of the CRI among same-sex couples in Singapore. However, improvements may be required to ensure the inventory is culturally relevant to same-sex relationships in Singapore.

Item ID: 75579
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Keywords: LGBTQ Relationships;Relationship maintenance;Stress
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2022 03:43
FoR Codes: 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520108 Testing, assessment and psychometrics @ 50%
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520505 Social psychology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology @ 50%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society @ 50%
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