The assessment of social intimacy.

  title={The assessment of social intimacy.},
  author={R S Miller and Herbert M Lefcourt},
  journal={Journal of personality assessment},
  volume={46 5},
Research exploring the psychological importance of closeness with others has been hampered by the absence of a reliable and valid measure of this variable. The development of the Miller Social Intimacy Scale (MSIS), a 17-item measure of the maximum level of intimacy currently experienced, is presented. Evidence for internal consistency and test-retest reliability as well as for convergent, discriminant and construct validity is discussed in the context of the need for further scientific… CONTINUE READING

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