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Braiker, H., & Kelley, H. H. (1979). Conflict in the development of close relationships. In R. L. Burgess & T. L. Huston (Eds.), Social exchange in developing relationships. New York: Academic.
To assess the amount of overt behavioral conflict and communication of negative affect within the marital relationship.
Type of Measure
Modified. The original Braiker & Kelley questionnaire utilized a 9-point Likert response scale. The measured used here employed a 5-point scale.
Participants indicate the amount of conflict and negativity in their relationships on a 5-point Likert scale
Scale 1: 1= Not Very Much, 5=Very Much
Scale 2: 1= Not Very Often, 5=Very Often
Number of Items
- When you and your spouse argue, to what extent are the problems or arguments serious?
- How often do you feel angry or resentful toward your spouse?
Internal Consistency Reliability in PMBC (alpha=0.81)
Sum Items 1 through 5