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Measuring a Motivational Interviewing Practice Orientation in Criminal Justice Practitioners: Initial Validation of the Response Style Screening Questionnaire

NCJ Number
Frontiers in Psychology Volume: 14   Dated: DEC 2023 Pages: 1308086  
Date Published
December 2023
16 pages

This study describes and assesses the Response Style Screening Questionnaire (RSSQ).


The findings of this study suggest the Response Style Screening Questionnaire (RSSQ), a practitioner completed tool assessing an MI-consistent practice orientation, is a potentially useful new self-report tool. The present article describes the development and initial validation of RSSQ. Over three studies, researchers examined the factor structure, reliability, and correlations between the scale and self-reported and behavioral validity indicators. The use of collaborative communication techniques by criminal justice practitioners has been identified as a component of core correctional practices (CCPs). Criminal justice agencies and programs are investing in motivational interviewing (MI) training for their staff with varying intensity, follow-up coaching, and expectations for integration into practice. (Published Abstract Provided)

Date Published: December 1, 2023