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Validation of the Couples Resource Map Scales

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Christine E. Murray, Associate Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This article describes an examination of the concurrent and criterion-related validity of the Couples Resource Map Scales (CRMS), a 63-item assessment instrument designed to assess the levels of support available to couples from various personal, relationship, and contextual resources. The sample of 1,103 participants included representatives of a nonclinical population and clients in therapy. The results supported the validity of the CRMS (a) by demonstrating statistically significant relationships between the three Resource Area Scales and other measures of related constructs, (b) through a regression analysis linking the CRMS Resource Area Scales to relationship satisfaction, and (c) by examining the differences in scores between the clinical and nonclinical samples. Implications for using the CRMS with clients are outlined.

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Publication
Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy: Innovations in Clinical and Educational Interventions, 8(3), 209-225
Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
couples resource map, scale development, online assessment, couples therapy, brief therapy, solution-focused therapy