Development and Validation of a Scale to Measure Children's Contact Refusal of Parents Following Divorce
divorce, divorce with children, relationship, contact refusal
This article describes the development of a self-report measure to assess children refusing contact with their parents following divorce or separation. Two samples of young adults were collected to conduct an exploratory factor analysis (N = 96) and a confirmatory factor analysis (N = 332). The fit of the CFA was found to be adequate. Comparison to qualitative descriptions of participants’ families indicated good validity. The Contact Refusal Scale also correlated appropriately with related measures. The results suggest that the Contact Refusal Scale may be a useful measure in better understanding the complex relationships and actions that follow parental divorce or separation.
Original Publication Citation
Huff S. C, Anderson, S. R., Tambling, R. B., & Adamsons, K. L. (published online 1/31/17). Development and validation of a scale to measure children’s contact refusal of parents following divorce. American Journal of Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1080/01926187.2016.1275066
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Huff, Scott C.; Anderson, Shayne; Adamsons, Kari L.; and Tambling, Rachel B., "Development and Validation of a Scale to Measure Children's Contact Refusal of Parents Following Divorce" (2017). Faculty Publications. 2468.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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