• Đurđa Grijak Technical Faculty “Mihajlo Pupin”, Zrenjanin, University of Novi Sad
Keywords: AIRS, authenticity, relationships, validation


The aim of this study was to evaluate some of the psychometric characteristics of the Serbian adaptation of the Authenticity in Relationships Scale (AIRS: Lopez & Rice, 2006). The two-factor structure was confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis applied on sample of 706 students. Factors of the scale are – Unacceptability of Deception and Intimate Risk Taking. Convergent validity and test-retest realibility was examined on the sample of 206 student. Convergent validity was examined by testing of correlations of two factors with positive and negative affect, self-esteem, dimensions of authenticity (authentic life, acceptance of external influence and self-alienation), satisfaction with relationship, satisfaction with partner's support. Both subscales have satisfying internal consistence, but very low test-retest reliability indicating nestability of authenticity in relationships of students.


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