The Provider Expressions of Verbal Person-Centeredness (PE-VPC) Scale: Development and Initial Validation

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Abstract

Verbal person-centeredness (VPC) is an important component in understanding social support, as it is one way to distinguish between supportive messages of different quality and associated outcomes. VPC is typically measured from the perspective of support recipients and/or trained coders rather than support providers. The goal of this study was to test a self-report scale measuring support providers’ perceptions of their own VPC communicated during interactions. This manuscript thus outlines four studies detailing the construction and evaluation of the Provider Expressions of Verbal Person-Centeredness (PE-VPC) scale, along with its limitations and research practicality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-49
Number of pages15
JournalCommunication Reports
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2016

Keywords

  • Provider Expressions Of Verbal Person-Centeredness
  • Scale Construction
  • Social Support
  • Support Providers
  • Verbal Person-Centeredness

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