Evaluation of Two Interviewing Skills Measures: An Instrument Validation Study

  • Cathy King Pike
  • Robert Bennett
  • Valerie Chang
Keywords: Assessment, interviewing skills, instrument development, direct


This article reports an initial validation of an instrument that measures basic interviewing skills and compares its psychometric results with another instrument that has been used more frequently to measure similar skills. Four field supervisors rated 30 students’ videotaped interviews (N=120) using two instruments, the validation, and a comparison instrument. The current validation instrument had high internal consistency reliability, a clear factor structure, and performed well in construct validity evaluations. These preliminary results supported the instrument’s internal consistency reliability, content, factorial, and construct validity. The validation instrument had higher internal consistency reliability, lower errormeasurement, and amore interpretable factor structure than the comparison instrument.