The Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2)

  title={The Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2)},
  author={Murray Arnold Straus and Sherry Hamby and Sue Boney-McCoy and David B. Sugarman},
  journal={Journal of Family Issues},
  pages={283 - 316}
This article describes a revised Conflict Tactics Scales (the CTS2) to measure psychological and physical attacks on a partner in a marital, cohabiting, or dating relationship; and also use of negotiation. The CTS2 has (a) additional items to enhance content validity and reliability; (b) revised wording to increase clarity and specificity; (c) better differentiation between minor and severe levels of each scale; (d) new scales to measure sexual coercion and physical injury; and (e) a new format… 
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Agreement about acts of aggression in marriage.
  • K. O’leary, Mathew C. Williams
  • Psychology
    Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association
  • 2006
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