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Patients' view of the alliance of psychotherapy: exploratory factor analysis of three alliance measures.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8991319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extending a previous study (R.L. Hatcher, A. Barends, J. Hansell, & M.J. Gutfreund, 1995), factor analysis of 3 alliance measures completed by 231 patients explored patients' views of the alliance. Two of 6 factors, Confident Collaboration and Idealized Relationship (with the substantial general factor removed), correlated with patients' estimate of improvement (rs = .37 and -.23, respectively; p < .001). Patients view the core of the alliance as a purposive mutual collaboration, or working alliance; patients who acknowledge some hostility do better in therapy. Three other factors--Goals and Tasks, Bond, and Dedicated Patient--resemble established subscales but are unrelated to improvement beyond the general factor. Factor 6 assesses improvement rather than alliance. The collaborative working alliance should be given prominence in alliance theory and measurement.
R L Hatcher; A W Barends
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of consulting and clinical psychology     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0022-006X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Consult Clin Psychol     Publication Date:  1996 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-06     Completed Date:  1997-02-06     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0136553     Medline TA:  J Consult Clin Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1326-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Psychological Clinic, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109-1109, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Factor Analysis, Statistical
Middle Aged

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