*Appreciation is expressed to the School of Family Life and Family Studies Center at Brigham Young University for financial support, as well as to Dr. Rebecca Adams of Ball State University for assistance with data collection.
RELATE: Relationship Evaluation of the Individual, Family, Cultural, and Couple Contexts*
Article first published online: 19 FEB 2004
Volume 50, Issue 4, pages 308–316, October 2001
How to Cite
Busby, D. M., Holman, T. B. and Taniguchi, N. (2001), RELATE: Relationship Evaluation of the Individual, Family, Cultural, and Couple Contexts. Family Relations, 50: 308–316. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2001.00308.x
- Issue published online: 19 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 19 FEB 2004
- premarital relationships
The purpose of this article is to present the conceptual model underlying RELATE, a relationship evaluation instrument, and to describe how this instrument can be used by instructors, clinicians, and therapists. The RELATE model contains measures of the 4 primary contexts of a couple's experience: the individual, the family, the culture, and the couple. The model includes some of the primary variables in Gottman's marital cascade and has been evaluated for reliability and validity. Examples of how to use the instrument and model are illustrated for couples, educators, and clinicians.