Conflict with Family

Conflict with Brother or Sister or Parent
A.    Tried to discuss the issue relatively calmly
B.    Did discuss the issue relatively calmly
C.    Got information to back up his/her side of things
D.   Brought in someone else to help settle things (or tried to)
E.    Argued heatedly but short of yelling
F.    Yelled and/or insulted
G.   Sulked and/or refused to talk about it
H.   Stomped out of the room
I.     Threw something (but not at the other) or smashed something
J.     Threatened to hit or throw something at the other
K.    Threw something at the other
L.    Pushed‚ grabbed‚ or shoved the other
M.   Hit (or tried to hit) the other person but not with anything
N.   Hit or tried to hit) the other person with something hard
O.   Other. Please describe:
0 =Never ‚ 1=         Once that year‚ 2=Two or three times‚ 3=Often‚ but less than once a month‚ 4 =About once a month‚ 5=More than once a month

This instrument can be found at:‎armas2/CTS41%20(CTS2x-Abridged).pdf & Fischer‚ Joel.‚ Corcoran‚ Kevin J. (2007 ). Measures for Clinical Practice and research: A sourcebook. (4th ed.). NY. Oxford University Pr. Vol. 1‚ Page (s)‚ 227-231.


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Straus‚ M. A. (1990). The Conflict Tactics Scale and its critics: An evaluation and new data on validity and reliability. In M. A. Straus & R. J. Gelles‚ Physicul violence in American families: Risk factors and adaptations to violence in 8‚145 families (pp. 49-73). New Bmnswick‚ NJ: Transaction Publishing.

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