Title

Translation and Validation of the Spanish Version of the RELATE Questionnaire Using a Modified Serial Approach for Cross‐Cultural Translation

Keywords

RELATE, translation, Spanish, English

Abstract

This article describes the initial translation and validation of the Spanish version of the RELATionshhip Evaluation (RELATE) questionnaire with a sample of monolingual English speakers (n = 78), a sample of monolingual Spanish speakers (n = 18), and two samples of Spanish/English Bilinguals (n = 27 and n = 34). Cross‐cultural and cross‐language equivalence of the Spanish version of RELATE to the original English version were assessed using a Modified Serial Approach (MSA) for instrument translation. Face and content validity of the Spanish RELATE were established. Test‐retest reliability indices obtained with the translated version among the monolingual and bilingual Spanish speaking groups were consistently equivalent to, and in some cases higher than, the baseline reliability obtained with the monolingual English speaking group. Applications of the Spanish version of RELATE and use of the MSA or researchers and practitioners are presented.

Original Publication Citation

Carroll, J. S., Holman, T. B., Seguras-Bartholomew, G.*, Bird, M.* & Busby, D. M. (2001). Translation and Validation of the Spanish Version of the RELATE Questionnaire Using a Modified Serial Approach for Cross-Cultural Translation. Family Process, 40, 211-231.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2001-6

Publisher

Family Process

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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