Survey of Couples (Friend)


Survey of Couples is a 6-item instrument derived from Straus’ Conflict Tactics. However, the wording of items and values differ from the original questions applied to partners. This survey measures frequency of occurrence of things a Fast Track respondent might have done to his/her partner as being reported by a nominated friend.

Abstract

Friend Survey of Couples in Wave XIX is a 6-item derived from Straus’ Conflict Tactics. However, the wording of items and values differ from the original questions applied to partners. The Friend Couples Survey measure frequency of occurrence of things a Fast Track respondent might have done to his/her partner as being reported by a nominated friend. The frequency values are: never, once, twice, 3-5 times and more than 5 times.

A single scale was constructed using 4 items reporting inter-partner physical violence (questions Q341-Q344). The scale for this report was constructed for both the Normative and High-Risk Control samples. The scores were calculated by taking an average of the items comprising the scale. None of the observations were missing 50% or more data. The resulting scale, items that compose it and internal consistencies (Cronbach’s coefficient Alpha) are provided below. Comparison of means for the single scale between high and low risk respondents was found significant (p<.01).

The scale constructed for Friend Couples Survey has good reliability. The user is encouraged to test for associations for variables measuring individual items derived from Straus’ Conflict Tactics measure. For these individual variables (f19g339 – f19g344), the presence of missing values should be noted.

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: FyG
Scored Dataset Name: FCYySFc

Keywords

Parental Communication, Physical Abuse, Parent Attitudes, Child Discipline, Punishment, Emotional Abuse, Family Relations, Partner, Peer