Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire

January 14, 1999

FAMILY RESEARCH LABORATORY

MEASUREMENT RESEARCH PROGRAM

Murray A. Straus

Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH 03824 (603) 862-2594

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Contents

REVIEWS AND METHODOLOGY 2THE CONFLICT TACTICS SCALES(CTS, CTS2, CTSPC) 2

The Revised CTS 3

Original CTS 3

PAPERS ON MEASURES OF ABUSE OF PARTNERS AND CHILDREN IN ADDITION TO THE CTS4 4THE PERSONAL AND RELATIONSHIP PROFILE (PRP) 4THE FAMILY VIOLENCE ASSESSMENT TOOLS (FVAT) 5POWER & DOMINANCE 5SEXUAL ABUSE MEASUREMENT 5SIMFAM Technique for Observed Family Interaction Measurement 6MEASURES OF CHARACTERISTICS OF THE U.S. STATES 6THE FAMILY INTERACTION SCHEDULEAND FAMILY PATTERNS PROFILE 7RURAL SOCIOLOGY MEASURES 7Table of Contents for the CTS M A N U A L 9TERMS OF AGREEMENT TO USE 10PSYCHOMETRIC DATA ON THE CTS2 AND CTSPCTO BE PROVIDED UNDER USER AGREEMENT 11

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REVIEWS AND METHODOLOGY

Catania, J., Turner, H., Pierce, R., & et al. (1993). Response bias in surveys of AIDS-related sexual behavior. AIDS Survey Research Methodology. National Institute of Mental Health.Moore, David W. & Straus, Murray A. 1995. Tolerance for slapping a spouse: Higher than we thought. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Public Opinion Research. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory. V57.Moore, David W. 1989 "Effects of Interviewers' Sex on Reported Rates of Child Abuse and Attitudes Toward Child Raising Practices." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Public Opinion Research. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory. *CA2, $1.50Straus, Murray A. 1980. "The 'ZP' scale: a percentaged Z score scale." Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. *M23, $1.50.Straus, Murray A. 1964. "Measuring families." Chapter 10 in Harold T. Christenson (ed.), Handbook of Marriage and the Family. Chicago: Rand McNally. #39.Straus, Murray A. 1969. "Phenomenal identity and conceptual equivalence of measurement in cross-national research." Journal of Marriage and the Family 31 (May):233-239. *SC11, $2.00.Straus, Murray A. 1969. Family Measurement Techniques. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Revised Editions: 1978 (with Bruce W. Brown), and 1990 Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques (with John Touliatos and Barry Perlmutter).Straus, Murray A. & Fumie Kumagai. 1980. "An empirical comparison of eleven methods of constructing indexes." Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory. *M25, $2.00.Straus, Murray A. 1990. "The Strength of Weak Indicators: A Response to Gilles, Brown, Gallate, and Deluxe." Sociological Quarterly 31:619-624. SR35X.Straus, Murray A. 1992 "Assessing Family Functioning Via Questionnaire and Interview Measures." Paper prepared for the NIMH working group on Methodological Issues in the Study of the Family. Washington, D.C. M37.Straus, Murray A. and Barbara Wauchope. 1992. "Measurement Instruments." Pp. 1236-1240 in Encyclopedia of Sociology, Vol. 2, edited by Edgar F. Borgatta and Marie L. Borgatta. NY: Macmillian Publishing Co. *M35, $1.50.Straus, Murray A., and Susan M. Ross. 1995. "Measures of Family Characteristics." Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family. NY: Macmillian. *M39, $1.50.

Straus, M. A. (1998, February). The Controversy over Domestic Violence by Women: A Methodological, Theoretical, and Sociology of Science Analysis. Paper presented at the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology on Violence in Intimate Relationships, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, 28 February 98. To appear in Arriaga, X. & Oskamp, S. Violence in Intimate Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. *CTS21, $2.50.

 

THE CONFLICT TACTICS SCALES

(CTS, CTS2, CTSPC)

The revised CTS has two versions, one for use with married, cohabiting, or dating partners (called the CTS2), and the other to obtain information about the behavior of parents toward a child (called the CTSPC).The original CTS has three scales: Reasoning, Verbal/Symbolic Aggression, and Physical Violence. The (CTS2) has improved versions of the three original scales (renamed as Negotiation, Psychological Aggression, and Physical Assault), and new scales to measure Sexual Coercion and Injury. The CTSPC has improved versions of these scales (now named Non-Violent Discipline, Psychological Aggression, and Physical Assault) and new supplemental scales to measures Weekly Discipline, Neglect, and Sexual Abuse.

Straus, Murray A. HANDBOOK FOR THE CONFLICT TACTICS SCALES. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. This 350 page handbook includes all versions of the CTS and most of the currently available CTS series publications listed below, plus some other papers, and Spanish translations of the original CTS, and the CTS2. See Table of contents attached to this document. *CTS Handbook $25.00.

 

The Revised CTS

The revised versions of the CTS are copyright instruments. If you wish to use either the CTS2 or the CTSPC, see the Terms of Agreement and the application form at the end of this document. If you are printing this form and it does not print clearly, you can write or e mail for a copy to be sent by mail.

Straus, Murray A., Hamby, Sherry L, Sue Boney-McCoy, and David B. Sugarman. (1996). The revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2): Development & Preliminary Psychometric Data. Journal of Family Issues 17(3):283-316 This paper includes a copy of the revised CTS. *CTS15 $3.00.Straus, Murray A., Hamby, Sherry L., Finkelhor, David., Moore, David W. & Runyan, Desmond. (1998). Identification of Child Maltreatment with the The Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scales (CTSPC): Development and Psychometric data for a National sample of American parents. Child Abuse and Neglect 22: 249-270. *CTS17. $5.00.Straus, Murray A. (1999). Child report and adult recall versions of the revised Conflict Tactics Scales. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. *CTS24. $2.00.

Hamby, Sherry L. and Tsang, Chiu-Wai Rita. (1996). Respondent comments on the CTS2: Implications for assessment of partner violence. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. CTS20

 

Original CTS

Most of the content of the following items also apply to the CTS2 or the CTSPC.

Aldarondo, Etiony and Murray A. Straus. 1994. "Screening for Physical Violence in Couple Therapy: Methodological, Practical, and Ethical Considerations." Family Process, 33:425-439. *CTS10 $2.50Ford, David A. 1990. "Validity of Using the Conflict Tactics Scale in the Indianapolis Prosecution Experiment." Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. CTS9 Hamby, Sherry L., Valerie C. Poindexter., & Bernadette Gray-Little. 1996. "Four Measures of Partner Violence: Construct Similarity and Classification Differences." Journal of Marriage and the Family. 58(1):127-139. *CTS16 $2.50.Straus, Murray A. 1979 "Measuring Intrafamily Conflict and Violence: The Conflict Tactics (CTS) Scales." Journal of Marriage and the Family 41(1):75-88. A revised version is in Straus and Gelles (1990) Physical Violence in American Families. *CTS2X $2.00Straus, Murray A. 1990 "Injury, Frequency, and the `Representative Sample Fallacy' in Measuring Wife Beating and Child Abuse." In Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptations to Violence in 8,145 Families, edited by Murray A. Straus and Richard J. Gelles. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publications. *CTS6 $1.50Straus, Murray A. 1990 "New Scoring Methods for Violence and New Norms for the Conflict Tactics Scales." Appendix B in Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptations to Violence in 8,145 Families, edited by Murray A. Straus and Richard J. Gelles. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publications. *CTS5 $2.00Straus, Murray A. 1990 "The Conflict Tactics Scales and Its Critics: An Evaluation and New Data on Validity and Reliability." In Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptations to Violence in 8,145 Families, edited by Murray A. Straus and Richard J. Gelles. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publications. *CTS4 $2.00Straus, Murray A. 1993. "Identifying Offenders in Criminal Justice Research on Domestic Assault." American Behavioral Scientist. 36(5):587-600. *CTS8, $1.50Straus, Murray A. 1994 "Bibliography of Research on the Conflict Tactics Scales, 2nd edition." Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory. *CTS11 $2.00Straus, Murray A. and Sherry L. Hamby. (1997). "Measuring Physical and Psychological Maltreatment of children with the Conflict Tactics Scales"In Kaufman Kantor, G., and J. L. Jasinski (Eds.) Out of the darkness: Contemporary research perspectives on family violence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. $3.00. The data in this article are based on the original CTS. However, most of the material applies to both the CTSPC as well as to the original CTS. *CTS7 $3.00.

Yodanis, Carrie, and Murray A. Straus. 1995. Tabular summaries of methodological characteristics of research using the CTS. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. *CTS18 $8.00

 

PAPERS ON MEASURES OF ABUSE OF PARTNERS AND CHILDREN IN ADDITION TO THE CTS

Saunders, Daniel G., Ann B. Lynch, Marcia Grayson and Daniel Linz. 1987. "The Inventory of Beliefs About Wife-Beating: The Construction and Initial Validation of a Measure of Beliefs and Attitudes." Violence and Victims 2 (Spring):39-57. VX29, $1.50Straus, Murray A. 1991. "Conceptualization and Measurement of Battering: Implications for Public Policy." Pp. 19-47 in Michael Steinman, Ed. Woman Battering: Policy Responses. Cincinnati: Anderson Publishing Co. *VB30, $2.00.Straus, Murray A. 1992. "Measurement Instruments in Child Abuse Research." Paper prepared for at the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, panel on research on Child Abuse and Neglect. *M38, $1.50

Sugarman, David B. and Gerald T. Hotaling. 1996. "Intimate Violence and Social desirability: A Meta-Analytic Review" Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 12 (2): 275-290. *MT5, $2.50.

 

THE PERSONAL AND RELATIONSHIP PROFILE (PRP)

The PRP is a multi-scale instrument that, when completed, will provide a profile of scores for variables that have an empirically demonstrated relationship with physical violence against a partner in a marital, cohabiting, or dating, relationship. The PRP will measure two types of "risk markers" (1) Interpersonal, i.e. characteristics of the relationship such as the balance of power, (2) Intrapsychic, i.e. characteristics of the respondent such as antisocial personality. There will be about 8 interpersonal and 8 intrapsychic risk factor scales. The average testing time will be about 20 minutes. Seventh grade reading ability is needed. The PRP is described in paper PR6, listed in the next section. The scales developed so far are described in the following papers:

Hamby, S. L., & Bushman, C. A. (1996, August). Dominance and violence among female group members in same-race and mixed-race relationships. Paper presented at the 104th annual meeting of the American Psycholgical Association, Toronto, Ontario. *PR10, $2.00.Ross, Susan M., and Murray A. Straus. 1995. "The Social Integration Scale" Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Family Violence. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. *PR2 $2.00Straus, Murray A., E. Milling Kinard., and Linda Williams. 1995. "The Neglect Scale" Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Family Violence. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. *PR1 $2.50.The Dominance Scale. See Hamby reference in the section on Power and Dominance.Straus, Murray A. And Carrie L. Yodanis. 1996. Gender hostility and violence against dating Partners. Paper presented at the 12th World Meeting of the International Society for Research On Aggression. Strasbourg, France, August 27. *PR5, $2.00.

Yodanis, Carrie L. and Murray A. Straus. 1996. You can’t live with them: Development of an improved measure of gender hostility. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Sociological Society, Boston: March, 1996. *PR4, $2.00.

 

THE FAMILY VIOLENCE ASSESSMENT TOOLS (FVAT)

The FVAT will combine the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2) and the Personal and Relationship Profile (PRP) as an integrated pair of instruments in a format designed for self-administration. In a clinical application, the CTS2 part of the FVAT will identify cases in which there is physical, sexual, or psychological abuse of the partner, and the PRP part will provide information on the extent of each of 16 variables known to be associated with partner violence.

Straus, Murray A., Sherry L. Hamby., Sue Boney-McCoy., and David B. Sugarman. 1995 "The Family Violence Assessment Tools: A package of Instruments for Research and Clinical Screening of Couple Violence" Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Family Violence. Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire. *PR6, $2.00

 

POWER & DOMINANCE

Allen, Craig M. 1984. "On the Validity of Relative Validity Studies of `Final-Say' Measures of Marital Power." Journal of Marriage and the Family 46:619-629. *M33, $2.00.Allen, Craig M. and Murray A. Straus. 1984. "`Final Say' Measures of Marital Power: Theoretical Critique and Empirical Findings From Five Studies in the United States and India." Journal of Comparative Family Studies XV:329-344. *M32, $1.50Bulcroft, Richard A. and Murray A. Straus. 1975. "Validity of Husband, Wife, and Child Reports of Conjugal Violence and Power." Durham, NH: Family Research Laboratory. *V14, $1.50.Hamby, Sherry L. 1995. "The Dominance Scale" 1996 "The Dominance Scale" Violence and Victims. 11(3): 199-211. *PR3, $2.00.

Straus, Murray A. And Solomon Cytrynbaum. 1962. "A scoring manual for intrafamilial power and affective support." Minneapolis: Minnesota Family Study Center, University of Minnesota. #36.

 

SEXUAL ABUSE MEASUREMENT

Finkelhor, David. 1986. Questions used in surveys to elicit histories of sexual abuse., Pp 54-59 in Sourcebook on Child Sexual Abuse. Thousand Oaks, CA: SageKendall-Tackett, Kathleen. 1991. "Beyond Anatomical Dolls: Professionals' Use of Other Play Therapy Techniques." Child Abuse and Neglect. 16:139-142. *SX14, $1.00Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen. 1992. "Professionals' Standards of `Normal' Behavior With Anatomical Dolls and Factors That Influence These Standards." Child Abuse and Neglect. 16:727-733. *SX15, $1.50Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen and Malcolm W. Watson. 1990. "Factors that Influence Perceptions of Behavioral Indicators of Child Sexual Abuse." "Anatomical Dolls." In A Common Ground November, Pages 3 and 9. *SX13, $1.00Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen and Malcolm W. Watson. 1991. "Use of Anatomical Dolls by Boston-area Professionals." Child Abuse and Neglect, 16(3):423-428. SX16.

Finkelhor, David., David Moore., Sherry L. Hamby., & Murray A. Straus. 1997. "Sexually abused children in a national survey of parents: Methodological issues. Child Abuse & Neglect. 21(1): 1-9. *VX81. $1.50.

 

SIMFAM Technique for Observed Family Interaction Measurement

Straus, Murray A. and David H. Olson. 1972. "A diagnostic tool for marital and family therapy: the SIMFAM technique." Family Coordinator 21 (July):251-265. SC10. Straus, Murray A. and Irving Tallman. 1971. "SIMFAM: A technique for observational measurement and experimental study of families." Pp. 378-438 in Joan Aldous et al. (eds.), Family Problem Solving. Hinsdale, Ill.: Dryden Press. SC3.

Straus, Murray A., Irving Tallman and Lance R. Wilson. 1974. "SIMCAR: A game simulation method for cross-cultural family research." Social Science Information 13 (April):121-144. #78.

 

MEASURES OF CHARACTERISTICS OF THE U.S. STATES

These measures consist of scores for each of the 50 states. They can be used for macro-sociological research, or the scores for each state can be used as social context variables in individual-level research. The three books listed below give the scores for each overall index for each state, arrayed in rank order. They also list the scores for each state on the separate indicators making up each index. Finally, the three books also include many state-by-state rankings of variables from standard sources such as the U.S. Census, the Uniform Crime Reports, and the Vital Statistics, but these are not listed below because they can be obtained from those widely available references.

Baron, Larry, and Murray A. Straus. 1989. Four Theories of Rape in American Society: A State-Level Analysis. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Gender EqualityGini Index (income inequality)Legitimate ViolenceNon-traditional Sex Role AttitudesSex Magazine CirculationSexual LiberalismSocial Disorganization

Linsky, Arnold S., Bachman, Ronet, & Straus, Murray A. 1995. Stress, Culture, and Aggression. New Haven: Yale University Press.

State Stress Index, 1976State Stress Index, 1982Each of the above has subindexes for economic, family, and community stressorsSubjective StressPerceived StressStatus IntegrationCigarette consumption per capitaPercentage of smokersRestrictive Drinking NormsFrequency of DrunkennessHeavy DrinkingAlcohol consumptionSuicidal IdeationGun Magazine Circulation RateHomicide rates for types of victim- offender relationship, gender, & weapon

Linsky, Arnold S. and Murray A. Straus. 1986. Social stress in the United States: Clues to regional patterns of crime and illness. Dover, MA: Auburn House/Greenwood Press.

State Stress Index, 1972Many measures of health problems and crime

Straus, Murray A. 1985. "The validity of U.S. states as units for sociological research." Paper presented at the 1985 meeting of the American Sociological Association, 1985. *SR21, $2.00.Straus, Murray A. 1988. "Validity of Aggregating Individual-Level Survey Data for Macro sociological Research Using U.S. States." Paper presented at the 1988 annual meeting of the American Sociological Association. *SR42, 2.00.

Straus, Murray A. 1994. "State-to-State Differences in Social Inequality and Social Bonds in Relation to Assaults on Wives in the United States." Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 25: 7-24. *VB13, $2.00.

 

THE FAMILY INTERACTION SCHEDULE

AND FAMILY PATTERNS PROFILE

These multi-scale instruments were intended to provide standardized measures on a numbed of important family dimensions. Due to a shift in research interests at the time, I never got to use them in published research. Consequently construct validity evidence is not available. Nevertheless, I list them here because I think they are still promising. The Family Patterns Profile is also unique in the method used to control for social desirability and other response sets.

Straus, Murray A. 1965. The family interaction schedule. Minneapolis: Minnesota Family Study Center. 1965. Available from the Educational Testing Service, Test Library, Princeton, NJ. Measures intrafamily communication (5 subscales), Support (subscales for each family role-relationship, e.g. H to W, W to H), Task Roles (subscales for Task Activity and Task Differentiation). Decision Roles (subscales for Decision Activity, and Decision Differentiation of Husb, Wife, and Children), Immediate Power, i.e., control of day to day activities (subscales for each family role relationship), Ultimate Power, i.e., who has the final say when decisions are contested (three subscales), Consensus/Conflict (subscales for each role-relationship) #44.

Straus, Murray A. 1965. Family patterns profile. Test and test manual." Minneapolis: Minnesota Family Study Center. 1965. Available from the Educational Testing Service, Test Library, Princeton, NJ. #45 (measures Achievement Expectations, Emotional Neutrality, Self-orientation, and Role Differentiation) #45.

 

RURAL SOCIOLOGY MEASURES

Straus, Murray A. 1956. "Personality testing the farm population." Rural Sociology 21 (September-December):293-294. #13.Straus, Murray A. 1957. "Direct, indirect and disguised measurement in rural sociology." Pullman, Washington: Washington Agricultural Experiment Station, State College of Washington, Technical Bulletin 26 (August). #17.Straus, Murray A. and Allen J. Estep. 1958. "Do questionnaires tell the truth?" County Agent and Vocational-Agricultural Teacher 14 (October):26-29. #25.

Straus, Murray A. 1959. "A Technique for measuring values in rural Life." Pullman, Washington Agricultural Experiment Station, State College of Washington, Technical Bulletin 29 (August). (Now available from the Test Library, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J.). #21.

Table of Contents for the

HANDBOOK FOR THE CONFLICT TACTICS SCALES (CTS)

INCLUDING REVISED VERSIONS CTS2 AND CTSPC

Murray A. StrausFamily Research Laboratory, University of New HampshireDurham, NH 03824 603-862-2594 mas2@christa.unh.eduwww.unh.edu/frl

 

I. METHODOLOGY Page

Measuring Intra-family Conflict and Violence: The Conflict Tactics (CT) Scales * 3The Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2): Development And PreliminaryPsychometric Data (CTS15) 14Identification of Child Abuse with the CTSPC: Development & Psychometricdata (CTS17) 32Child report and adult recall versions of the revised Conflict Tactics Scales 56-AThe Conflict Tactics Scales And Its Critics: An Evaluation and New Data OnValidity And Reliability * 57New Scoring Methods For Violence And New Norms For the Conflict Tactics Scales * 75Validity of Using the Conflict Tactics Scales in the Indianapolis ProsecutionExperiment (V47) 88Injury, Frequency, and the "Representative Sample Fallacy" in Measuring WifeBeating And Child Abuse * 92Measuring Psychological And Physical Abuse Of Children With The Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS7) 102Identifying Offenders In Criminal Justice Research On Domestic Assault (CTS8) 119

 

II. PREVALENCE RATES

How Violent Are American Families? Estimates From The National Family ViolenceSurvey And Other Studies* 127Societal Change and Change In Family Violence From 1975 to 1985 as Revealedby Two National Surveys" * 139Physical Punishment and Physical Abuse of American Children: Incidence Rates by Age, Gender, and Occupational Class * 154

 

III. PREVIOUS VERSIONS AND TRANSLATIONS . . . 165

 

IV. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RESEARCH

ON THE CONFLICT TACTICS SCALES . . . . . . . . . . . . 187

Publications Arranged By Topic1. Critques, Discussions, Methodology, Reliability, Validity2. Dating Couples3. Married and Cohabiting Couples (see also 5)4. Parental Behavior (see also 5)5. Both Couples and Parental Behavior6. Children's Behavior7. Elder Abuse8. Verbal Aggression9. General Aggression/Violence  * Indicates a reprint from Physical Violence In American Families. If you have this book or plan to purchase it, the remaining items are available separately.

 

TERMS OF AGREEMENT TO USE

THE REVISED CONFLICT TACTICS SCALES (CTS2)AND

PARENT-CHILD CONFLICT TACTICS SCALES (CTSPC)

1. This agreement is between the authors of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2) and the Parent-Child Conflict Tactics Scales (CTSPC), hereafter referred to as the Test Authors or the Authors, and the person or persons listed requesting permission to use these tests, hereafter referred to as the Cooperating User or the User. The agreement covers use of the CTS2 or the CTSPC (hereafter referred to as the Tests) for the research or clinical trial described below.2. The Test Authors grant permission to use one or both of these Tests and to waive all royalty or permission fees solely for the research or clinical trial described below.3. If the Cooperating User does not intend to carry out and publish a psychometric analysis of the data (such as factor analysis, item analysis, and construction of normative tables), she/he agrees to provide the Test Authors with a copy of the data to permit the Test Authors to use it for that purpose. If the data is provided, it is further agreed that it will be the data on responses to each item in the Tests, together with as much as possible of a list of demographic information to be provided by the Test Authors.If the User intends to carry out and publish psychometric analyses, but the User’s plans change and a copy of a paper or other suitable publication reporting the psychometric analysis is not sent to the Test Authors within a period of two years from the date of testing, the User agree to provide a copy of the data to the Test Authors for purposes of psychometric analysis.4. The Test Authors agree: (A) To use the data provided by the Cooperating User for the sole purpose of psychometric analyses and not to use the data to investigate a substantive issue. (B) That the Cooperating User has the exclusive right to use the data for substantive analyses such as research on etiology, consequences, or treatment outcomes. If the Test Authors publish information based on data provided by the User signing this agreement, the Authors will acknowledge the source of the data in any publications which reports information based on the data provided by the Cooperating User.

5. In the case of students, permission to use the CTS will be granted to the advisor on behalf of the student, and must be signed by the advisor. The advisor agrees to assist the student in fulfilling this agreement, but assumes no other obligation to the Test Authors.

PSYCHOMETRIC DATA ON THE CTS2 AND CTSPC

TO BE PROVIDED UNDER USER AGREEMENT

Murray A. StrausFamily Research Laboratory, University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH 03824 mas2@christa.unh.edu PHONE 603-862-2594 FAX 603-862-1122

 

Please provide as much as possible of the following. I will be glad to assist you with questions or problems. E mail is best. Please try again if I do not reply in a reasonable time. Thanks.Murray Straus

* Description of the sample, including method of recruitment and key characteristics such as age, gender, whether a treatment group of some type, etc.

* Descriptive statistics for each scale:Frequency distributionMean, Standard Deviation, Median

The above should be provided for the total population and for relevant subgroups such as men and women, treatment and control group, offenders and victims, etc.

You can send a computer printout, but please be sure it is labeled to indicate the scale. If you provide separate statistics for subgroups such as men and women, please check that the group is identified and if not, write it in.* Alpha coefficient of reliability for each scale. Be sure to indicate the sample this applies to.* Results of factor analysis: the factor structure, percent of variance explained by each factor etc.

 

IMPORTANT: Please attach a copy of the CTS as it was printed for your use.

APPLICATION TO USE THE CTS

THIS AGREEMENT COVERS (circle): CTS2 CTSPC BothPROJECT TITLE/PURPOSE OF ADMINISTERING THE TESTS: ESTIMATED NUMBER OF PERSONS TO BE TESTEDWOMEN: MEN: COUPLES (both tested): CHILDREN: MONTH AND YEAR TESTING WILL BEGIN: AND END: DO YOU PLAN TO CARRY OUT AND PROVIDE US WITH PSYCHOMETRIC ANALYSES (See attached page) OF THE DATA?

If YES, please attach a paragraph describing your plan

If NO, please indicate the form in which you plan to provide data to us for purposes of our conducting psychometric analyses

Test answer sheets or test booklets (these will be returned to the Cooperating User by the Authors)

File of data on disk in one of the following formats (circle one) ASCII, Word Perfect, Word, SPSS, SAS, STATA. Name of Cooperating User:

Address:

 PHONE( ) FAX( ) E-Mail I agree to the terms of agreement on page 2 and to provide data as indicated above.CooperatingUser Signature DATE STUDENTS: Please have the faculty advisor for this research sign this form:Faculty Advisor Signature DATE Advisor Name, Title, and Institution:  For the Test Authors*: DATE * The Test Authors of the CTS2 are Murray A. Straus, Sherry L. Hamby, Sue Boney-McCoy, and David B. Sugarman. The Test Authors of the CTSPC are Murray A. Straus, Sherry L. Hamby, David Finkelhor, David W. Moore and Desmond Runyan.