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ERIC Number: ED141727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Sep-20
Measuring Intrafamily Conflict and Violence: The CRT Scales.
Straus, Murray A.
In an attempt to measure intrafamily conflict and violence, the author introduces the Conflict Resolution Technique Scales (CRT). In practice, the way people deal with conflict is so much part of the unrealized, "taken for granted" ongoing pattern of life that much will be missed unless the respondent is specifically asked. In the case of the CRT scales, the choice of conflict modalities was based on the fact that the following three modes of dealing with conflict are particularly important for testing the "catharsis theory" of violence control: (1) the use of rational discussion, argument, and reasoning; (2) the use of verbal and non-verbal expressions of hostility, insults, threats; and (3) the use of physical force or violence as a means of resolving the conflict. It is hoped that the availability of the CRT will encourage empirical research on one of the most central, yet neglected, aspects of the family. (Author)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Family Relations (October 19-23, 1976, New York, N.Y.)