Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2010

Publication Title

The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families

Volume

18

Issue

3

First Page

275

Last Page

287

DOI

10.1177/1066480710370758

ISSN

1552-3950

Keywords

Assessment, Communication Patterns Questionnaire Short-Form, Marital Communication, Conflict, Interaction Patterns, Demand-Withdraw

Abstract

The Communication Patterns Questionnaire-Short Form (CPQ-SF) is an 11-item self-assessment of spouses’ perceptions of marital interactions. A cited reference review of the CPQ-SF literature revealed no formal assessment of its psychometric properties and that researchers are imprecise in their use, reporting, and referencing of the assessment. Toward improving the use of the CPQ-SF in research and practice, the factor structure and psychometric properties of this scale were examined with data collected from a diverse sample of married individuals. Three latent constructs were identified: criticize/defend, discuss/avoid, and positive interaction patterns. Support for the original two-factor structure, demand/withdrawal and positive interaction, was also found. Suggestions for a more precise use of the CPQ-SF in research and practice conclude the paper.

Comments

This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article: Futris, T., G., Campbell, K., Nielsen, R. B., & Burwell, S. (2010). The Communication Patterns Questionnaire-Short Form: A review and assessment. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 18 (3), 275-287, which was published in final form at http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1066480710370758.

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