Title Development of the therapeutic language coding system (SICOLENTE): Reliability and construct validity
Authors Rodriguez-Morejon, Alberto, Zamanillo, Alberto, Iglesias, Gabriel, Moreno-Gamez, Alberto, NAVAS CAMPAÑA, DESIRE MARÍA, Moreno-Peral, Patricia, Luis Rodriguez-Arias, Jose, NAVAS CAMPAÑA, DESIRE MARÍA
External publication No
Means PLoS ONE
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 2.77600
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85059241905&doi=10.1371%2fjournal.pone.0209751&partnerID=40&md5=a85f8cf2c88ebdca15a52a515e41ff6a
Publication date 26/12/2018
ISI 000454416400091
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85059241905
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0209751
Abstract Since the use of language is a core aspect of psychotherapy, its study requires instruments that allow for further research. The aim of this study is to present an observational instrument capable of analyzing the language used in psychotherapeutic settings, both by therapists and clients. The SICOLENTE instrument was applied to two different samples: The Three Approaches to Psychotherapy film and a naturalistic sample. 7710 utterances from 31 sessions (three from the demonstration film and 28 from a naturalistic setting) were coded. Two studies were conducted: in the first study, inter and intra coder reliability (dimension and category levels) and Generalizability theory analyzes were assessed, whilst in the second study, construct validity was tested with several hypotheses. The final instrument resulted in 20 categories with three dimensions: Conversational Act (7 categories), Therapeutic topic (6 categories) and Content (7 categories). The three dimensions showed excellent inter and intra coder reliability and the generalizability coefficients were excellent. Out of the 24 validity hypothesis proposed, 19 were accepted. The finding suggests that the SICOLENTE is a reliable and valid instrument that can be applied to investigate the performance of various theoretical models. Its three dimensional structure gives it the flexibility to be able to carry out macroscopic or microscopic language research.
Keywords article; case report; clinical article; construct validity; human; human experiment; language; psychotherapy; reliability; theoretical study; procedures; theoretical model; Humans; Models, Theoretical
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