Title

An Exploratory Factor Analysis of the URICA Among Couple Therapy Participants

Keywords

motivation to change, URICA, exploratory factor analysis

Abstract

Assessing and measuring client motivation to change has been of great interest to therapists and researchers in a variety of fields. This article presents the results of an exploratory factor analysis of the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment (URICA), a measure of motivation to change, in a sample of individuals in couple therapy. Four hundred and sixty-nine individuals engaged in couple therapy completed the URICA. Results suggested the presence of five factors, two of which correspond with the originators' conceptualization of the factor structure. These results provide further support for the theoretically derived factors of precontemplation and action and offer interesting new possibilities for a comprehensive understanding of client motivation to change.

Original Publication Citation

Tambling, R. B. & Johnson, L. N. (2012). An exploratory factor analysis of the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment among couple therapy participants. The Family Journal, 20, 59-65. (DOI) 10.1177/1066480711429537

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-12-09

Publisher

The Family Journal

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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