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1. McDowell-Burns, Molly. PATTERNED BEHAVIORS IN COUPLES: THE VALIDITY OF THE COUPLES CONFLICTRESOLUTION STYLES ASSESSMENT.

Degree: PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision-Marriage and Family Therapy, 2016, University of Akron

Many couples present to therapy struggling to resolve conflict and it is well documentedthat conflict management is linked to relationship satisfaction and stability (Gottman, 1993;Gottman, 1994; Noller & White, 1990; Kurdek, 1994). Unfortunately, few assessments exist thatguide Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) in addressing the unique conflict resolution needsof diverse clients. To address this gap, the current study explored the potential use of the newlycreated Couples’ Conflict Resolution Styles Assessment to better understand the conflictresolution styles that members of a couple present to therapy with. This assessment was adaptedfrom two scales used to evaluate conflict management styles in the workplace (The ConflictManagement Styles Quiz, Adkins, 2004; Self-Assessment Test for Conflict Management, Meier,2004; and The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument, Thomas & Kilmann, 1977, 2007).The adapted assessment was given to couples, seeking couple therapy at a MidwesternUniversity training clinic, during the assessment process. Risks of therapy and the assessmentprocess were explained while discussing the informed consent in the first session. The sampleincluded a diverse population of 128 couples from 20-75 years old, various races/ethnic groups,and a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds. An Exploratory Factor Analysis was conductedto test the factor structure of conflict resolution styles commonly utilized at various employmentsettings. The factors examined were: competing, accommodating, compromising, avoiding, andcollaborating. If this model can be adapted to couples, this assessment can be used by cliniciansto modify treatment plans and therapeutic interventions to accommodate the differing conflictresolution styles utilized across couples. Further, couples may improve their communicationthrough understanding partner conflict resolution style differences within the couple relationship. Advisors/Committee Members: Patton , Rikki (Committee Co-Chair), Jordan , Karin (Committee Co-Chair).

Subjects/Keywords: Personal Relationships; Psychotherapy; Systematic; Therapy; Communication; Couple Conflict; Conflict Resolution; Couples Conflict Resolution Styles Assessment; Dyadic Data; Exploratory Factor Analysis

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APA (6th Edition):

McDowell-Burns, M. (2016). PATTERNED BEHAVIORS IN COUPLES: THE VALIDITY OF THE COUPLES CONFLICTRESOLUTION STYLES ASSESSMENT. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Akron. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1468853439

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

McDowell-Burns, Molly. “PATTERNED BEHAVIORS IN COUPLES: THE VALIDITY OF THE COUPLES CONFLICTRESOLUTION STYLES ASSESSMENT.” 2016. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Akron. Accessed February 18, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1468853439.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

McDowell-Burns, Molly. “PATTERNED BEHAVIORS IN COUPLES: THE VALIDITY OF THE COUPLES CONFLICTRESOLUTION STYLES ASSESSMENT.” 2016. Web. 18 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

McDowell-Burns M. PATTERNED BEHAVIORS IN COUPLES: THE VALIDITY OF THE COUPLES CONFLICTRESOLUTION STYLES ASSESSMENT. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Akron; 2016. [cited 2019 Feb 18]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1468853439.

Council of Science Editors:

McDowell-Burns M. PATTERNED BEHAVIORS IN COUPLES: THE VALIDITY OF THE COUPLES CONFLICTRESOLUTION STYLES ASSESSMENT. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Akron; 2016. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=akron1468853439

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