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ERIC Number: EJ975846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0194-472X
Assessing Readiness for Couple Therapy: The Stages of Relationship Change Questionnaire
Bradford, Kay
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v38 n3 p486-501 Jul 2012
Client readiness for change is garnering increased interest both conceptually and methodologically. This article describes the reliability, validity, and utility of a measure of readiness for couple relationship change, Schneider's (2003) Stages of Relationship Change Questionnaire (SRCQ). Based on the Transtheoretical Model of Change, the instrument measures change along nine domains of marital functioning. Results indicate that this one-factor instrument may reliably measure readiness for change and discriminate between various stages of change. Most in this sample (n = 406) were in early stages of change, with men more often in the stage of precontemplation and women more often in contemplation. The SRCQ can be completed and scored in under 10 min. Clinical use and research implications are discussed. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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