Perceptions of Interprofessional Collaboration

  • Jon Strype Norwegian Police University College
  • Helene Ingebrigtsen Gundhus Norwegian Police University College
  • Marit Egge Norwegian Police University College
  • Atle Ødegård Molde University College


Interprofessional collaboration has been described both as an opportunity to meet the demands of a complex society, but also as a potential threat to professional autonomy. Interprofessional relationships are central in collaborative efforts, and there is a need to investigate the psychosocial processes involved. In the present study, we have investigated how professionals in a collaborative effort perceive collaboration, and how these perceptions are organized. We have used an adaptation of the Perception of Interprofessional Collaboration Model Questionnaire—PINCOM-Q—to develop and test a model of collaboration perceptions in a sample of professionals working within local crime prevention at the community level. Using a confirmatory factor analysis approach, we have found support for a three-dimensional conceptualisation of how interprofessional collaboration is perceived. We have labelled the dimensions in the model as follows: Group Climate, Influence, and Personal Motivation.  Our results implicate that the development of interprofessional collaboration should emphasize supportive group communication, an equal distribution of group influence, and finally, a personal value outcome gained from participating in the collaboration.


Author Biographies

Jon Strype, Norwegian Police University College

Research department, associate professor

Helene Ingebrigtsen Gundhus, Norwegian Police University College
Research department, professor
Marit Egge, Norwegian Police University College

Research department, associate professor

Atle Ødegård, Molde University College
Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Care, professor
How to Cite
Strype, J., Gundhus, H., Egge, M., & Ødegård, A. (2014). Perceptions of Interprofessional Collaboration. Professions and Professionalism, 4(3).