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Document Type

Research Paper

Abstract

The goal of this project was to develop and validate a self-report instrument for assessing reasons college students give for staying in a problematic romantic relationship. Participants were undergraduates in psychology courses at this institution. Initial items for this new instrument, the 'Reasons for Relationship' (RFR) inventory, were generated by community and college students.

We conducted exploratory factor analysis to examine the factor dimensions of the new instrument. We also conducted internal consistency reliability analyses of the RFR and subscales. We performed correlational analyses to examine relationships between the RFR and three other self-report instruments. Evidence of discriminant validity was also examined in the present sample.

Publication Date

1999

Journal Title

Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

47

Last Page

52

Copyright

©1999 by the University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Publisher

University of Northern Iowa

City

Cedar Falls, IA

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