The purpose of Study 2 was to administer the 14-item version of the FAPIS in an ethnoracially diverse sample to examine other psychometric aspects, including convergent and divergent validity and internal consistency and test--retest reliability.
It was hypothesized that Assertion of Needs, Conflict, Disclosure, and Emotional Experience and Expression would have a negative correlation with the FAPIS Factor 1, Hidden Thoughts and Feelings, in that behaviors within these four domains may involve expressing more difficult or personal content.
Table 3 Interscale Correlations Among the Factors in Exploratory and Confirmatory Factory Analyses of the FAPIS Exploratory Factor Analysis 1 2 3 1.
Test--retest scores for the FAPIS subscales and total score are displayed in Table 4.
Table 4 Means, Standard Deviations, and Test-Retest Coefficients for the FAPIS Subscales and Total Score (n = 288) Time 1 M Time 2M Paired Test-retest Cohen's (SD) (SD) t(287) r d Hidden 20.04 19.28 2.72** .68** -.16 Thoughts (7.14) (7.89) and/or Feelings Expression 20.25 20.30 .29 .60** .02 of Positive (4.70) (4.71) Feelings Honesty and 24.79 24.49 1.10 .67** .07 Genuineness (6.00) (6.18) FAPIS Total 65.09 64.06 2.06* .73** -.12 (14.43) (15.79) * p<.05, ** p<.01.
As hypothesized, FAPIS low levels of Hidden Thoughts and Feelings significantly negatively correlated with NEO Neuroticism.
These two studies reported on the development of the FAPIS, a 14-item scale with three subscales termed Hidden Thoughts and Feelings, Expression of Positive Feelings, and Honesty and Genuineness.
A series of correlations with relevant measures supports and clarifies the construct validity of the FAPIS. All three subscales and the total score of the FAPIS were moderately negatively correlated with depression, which is consistent with previous research indicating that interpersonal functioning and difficulties with intimacy are associated with depression (e.g., Bottonari et al., 2007; Pettit & Joiner, 2006; Vittengl et al., 2004).
Examination of relationships between the FAPIS and personality domains revealed that the FAPIS subscales and total score significantly positively correlated with extraversion, agreeableness, and conscientiousness.
The relationship between the FAPIS and agreeableness may be most related to aspects of agreeableness such as trust, straightforwardness, and tender-mindedness.
Finally, fear of negative evaluation negatively correlated with FAPIS low levels of Hidden Thoughts and Feelings and Honesty and Genuineness but not with Expression of Positive Feelings.