Childhood maltreatment and romantic relationship communication patters
Baggett, Emily Anne
MetadataShow full item record
The current study aims to examine the relation between child emotional maltreatment and current romantic relationship conflict communication patterns. Data were collected from 61 heterosexual undergraduate couples (M age = 20.06 years, total n=122). Childhood emotional abuse was measured using the CTQ (Bernstein & Fink, 1998). Conflict communication was assessed using the constructive communication and demand/withdraw scales of the CPQ (Christensen & Sullaway, 1984) as well as observational scores of global demand/withdraw (MLSPC, 2005). Data analysis will utilize the Actor Partner Interdependence Model (Kenny, Kashy, and Cook, 2006) to test for actor and partner effects of child emotional maltreatment on reported levels of couple demand/withdraw and constructive communication as well as observed couple demand/withdraw.