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Development of the Couples Resource Map Scales

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christine E. Murray, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: This article describes the initial phases of development of the Couples Resource Map Scales (CRMS). These scales are designed to assess the degree of support couples receive from various personal, relationship, and contextual resources. The first phase involved the initial item development and an expert review of an extended list of potential items. The second phase involved a survey of university seniors (n = 397) involved in monogamous, intimate relationships to test the psychometric properties of the instrument. The third phase involved an analysis of variance in CRMS scores based on participants? self-reported level of satisfaction with their relationship. The results provide preliminary support for the reliability and validity of the CRMS.

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Publication
Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 6(4), 49-70.
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
Scale development, Couples Resource Map Scales, resource assessment