Negative Spousal Social Support
Cohen Crappy Spouse Scale (CCSS)
Not a copyrighted scale
To assess the extent to which participants have negative experiences with their partners.
Participants answer questions regarding general ongoing negative interactions with their partners.
1=Never; 2=At Least Once a Month; 3= At Least Once a Month; 4=At Least Once a Week; 5=Every Day
Number of Items
- How often do you argue with your spouse?
- How often does your spouse criticize you?
- How often does your spouse complain about your behavior?
- How often does your spouse prevent you from doing something you want to do?
Reliability in PMBC: alpha=0.81
Cohen Crappy Spouse Scale Total Score: Sum items: 1 through 4