RELATE: Relationship Evaluation of the Individual, Family, Cultural, and Couple Contexts
assessment, couples, premarital relationships
The purpose of this article is to present the conceptual model underlying RELATE, a relationship evaluation instrument, and to describe how this instrument can be used by instructors, clinicians, and therapists. The RELATE model contains measures of the 4 primary contexts of a couple's experience: the individual, the family, the culture, and the couple. The model includes some of the primary variables in Gottman's marital cascade and has been evaluated for reliability and validity. Examples of how to use the instrument and model are illustrated for couples, educators, and clinicians.
Original Publication Citation
Busby, D. M., Holman, T. B., & Taniguchi, N. (2001). RELATE: Relationship evaluation of the individual, family, cultural, and couple contexts. Family Relations, 50, 308-316.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Busby, Dean M.; Holman, Thomas B.; and Taniguchi, Narumi, "RELATE: Relationship Evaluation of the Individual, Family, Cultural, and Couple Contexts" (2004). Faculty Publications. 4596.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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