Development and Validation of the Chinese Version of Short-Form of Interpersonal Sensitivity Measure (IPSM)


This study was conducted to develop a short form of the Interpersonal Sensitivity Measure (IPSM), translated into Chinese. A total of 1237 Chinese undergraduates, divided into four groups, participated during various phases of scale development. Exploratory factor analysis supported a five-factor structure of the IPSM-C among Chinese undergraduates, which is in accordance with the original model established by Boyce and Parker that contained 36 items. We next developed a 15-item short form of the IPSM (IPSM-CS) whose structural validity was comparable to the full form. All IPSM-CS sub-scales, as well as the total scale, showed good internal consistency, test–retest reliability and criterion-related validity. The present results indicate that the IPSM-CS may be a useful and reliable alternative to the original IPSM for individuals fluent in Chinese.

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We thank all the participants for their efforts on the study.


This study was funded by National Social Science Fund Project of China (Grant No. 15CSH051) and Hunan Provincial Education Department scientific research outstanding youth project (Grant No. 16B103).

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You, Z., Liu, Y., Tan, Q. et al. Development and Validation of the Chinese Version of Short-Form of Interpersonal Sensitivity Measure (IPSM). Community Ment Health J 57, 277–284 (2021).

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  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • Factor analysis
  • Validity
  • Reliability