Development of the Couples Resource Scales

Amber L. Pope, Christine E. Murray, Gülşah Kemer

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Abstract

Couples therapy has experienced a shift in therapeutic approaches from those that focus on dysfunction and deficits to postmodern approaches that emphasize clients' strengths and skills. Additionally, researchers have found that resources, such as self-esteem and social support, serve to enhance couples' relationships. One therapeutic approach that emphasizes strengths and resources is solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). The authors describe the development of a research-oriented instrument grounded in SFBT, the Couples Resource scales (CRS), which was based on an existing practitioner-oriented instrument, called the Couples Resource Map scales. The authors used an exploratory factor analysis on the CRS to create a revised version that shows utility for empirical research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-262
Number of pages10
JournalFamily Journal
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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Keywords

  • couples therapy
  • factor structure
  • rating scales
  • relationship resources
  • solution-focused brief therapy

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  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Social Psychology

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Pope, A. L., Murray, C. E., & Kemer, G. (2013). Development of the Couples Resource Scales. Family Journal, 21(3), 253-262. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480713476662

Development of the Couples Resource Scales. / Pope, Amber L.; Murray, Christine E.; Kemer, Gülşah.

In: Family Journal, Vol. 21, No. 3, 07.2013, p. 253-262.

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Pope, AL, Murray, CE & Kemer, G 2013, 'Development of the Couples Resource Scales', Family Journal, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 253-262. https://doi.org/10.1177/1066480713476662
Pope, Amber L. ; Murray, Christine E. ; Kemer, Gülşah. / Development of the Couples Resource Scales. In: Family Journal. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 3. pp. 253-262.
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