Dyadic Interactional Harmony Questionnaire (DIHQ)

Background:

Much research on the interaction between hypnotist and subject has focused exclusively on the phenomenological experience of the subject. However, interactional theories of hypnosis consider the dyadic relationship as crucial and therefore the role of the hypnotist is also essential. The DIHQ can measure the perceived style of interaction of the individual and this information can compared with that of second individual within the dyad. Standard measures of hypnosis such as suggestibility can then be compared with the overall perception of interaction between the two parties. The tool is not limited to hypnosis however, and has a wide range of potential uses.

Psychometrics:

The psychometric properties of the Dyadic Interactional Harmony Questionnaire (DIHQ) are discussed in Varga, Józsa, Bányai, & Gosi-Greguss (2006).

Author of Tool:

Varga, K., Józsa, E., Bányai, E. L., & Gosi-Greguss, A. C.

Key references:

Varga, K., Józsa, E., Bányai, E. L., & Gosi-Greguss, A. C. (2006). A New Way of Characterizing Hypnotic Interactions: Dyadic Interactional Harmony (DIH) Questionnaire. Contemporary Hypnosis, 23(4),151–166.

Primary use / Purpose:

The Dyadic Interactional Harmony Questionnaire (DIHQ) is 50-item Likert-type scale ranging form 1 to 5 which is designed for measuring the interactive phenomenological relationship between hypnotist and subject; however, it may also be used more generally as a characterization of any dyadic relationship.

 

Dyadic Interactional Harmony Questionnaire (DIHQ)

DIH

Name (please print):..................................................................................... Date: .........................

Please consider your recent interaction. Please indicate how much the following features characterized your recent interaction. Circle the corresponding number: 1 meaning not at all, 5 meaning completely. The numbers in between indicate gradual steps between the two extremes.
sympathy12345 self-disclosure12345
cooperation12345 tension12345
anxiety12345 openness12345
mutual confidence12345 dominance12345
constrained12345 tenderness12345
attunement12345 harmony12345
understanding12345 rigor12345
subordination12345 humor12345
liking12345 intimacy12345
patience12345 clumsiness12345
relaxed12345 excitement12345
competition12345 playfulness12345
boredom12345 accord/consonance12345
cordial12345 intimate12345
reserved12345 defenselessness12345
eroticism/sensuality12345 shallowness12345
happiness12345 warmth12345
mutual attention12345 inspiring12345
sincerity12345 mutuality12345
rejection12345 abandoned12345
informality12345 agitating12345
love12345 easy-flowing12345
fear12345 passion12345
freedom12345 distance12345
personal12345 closeness12345
Is there any other feature that is not present here, but is important to characterize your recent interaction? (You can write more than one):