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.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Conner, Wendy; Boysen, Sara; Koehler, Jessica; Johnson, Jeff; and Young, Heather
"The Reasons of Staying in a Relationship Inventory: Development and Psychometric Properties,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 3:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol3/iss1/11