Conflict Tactics Scale-2
Name and Type of Measure
Conflict Tactics Scale 2 is a self-report survey of positive and negative behaviors used in an intimate relationship.
CTS2; Revised Conflict Tactics Scales; Revised Conflict Tactics Scales 2
Murray Straus published the groundbreaking measure called the Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS) in 1979. The CTS was designed to measure the frequency of specific positive tactics (e.g., negotiation and reasoning) and negative tactics (e.g., psychological and physical aggression) used to resolve conflicts, disagreements, or disputes in family relationships. This entry focuses on the CTS as a measure of behaviors between intimate partners, such as married, cohabiting, or dating partners.
Assessment using the CTS exposed a startling and unpleasant reality about American family life: husbands and wives engaged in physical aggression against one another at very high rates, with 17.9% of wives and 9.1% of husbands endorsing at least one act of physical...
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