The development of a measure of intimate bonds.

  title={The development of a measure of intimate bonds.},
  author={Kay Wilhelm and Gordon Parker},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={18 1},
This paper discusses the relevance of assessing the nature of intimate relationships and reports on the development of such an instrument. The Intimate Bond Measure (IBM) is a self-report measure assessing two key underlying dimensions, care and control. Its properties are assessed in separate studies, establishing its high test-retest reliability, the homogeneous nature of the isolated dimensions, its insensitivity to broad socio-demographic influences and its minimal sensitivity to depressed… CONTINUE READING
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