THE STANDARDIZATION OF COMMUNICATION PATTERNS QUESTIONNAIRE (CPQ) AMONG IRANIAN COUPLES
 
Moradi, A.R. and Ebadatpoor, B., Teacher Training University, Iran
 
This study examines the relibility and validity of the Communication Patterns Questionnaires (CPQ) from Christensen and Sullaway (1984) among Iranian couples. The CPQ is a relatively new questionnaire aimed at assessing marital communication at the dyadic (Bodenmann et al. 1998). The CPQ evaluates the communications of couples on three scales as follow: (a) Mutual constructive communication. (b) Mutual avoidance of communication. (c) Demand/withdrawal. The results of pervious researches among USA, German and Swiss samples have indicated evidence concerning the relibility and validity of the CPQ. The main aim of the current study is to evaluate the relibility and validity of the CPQ among Iranian couples. 200 couples (including 200 males and 200 feamales) were participated in this study. The results demomstrated that CPQ's relibility and validity also prove satisfactory among Iranian couples. The findings also indicated a significant negative correlation between mutual avoidance communucation and demand/ withdrawal with mutual constrictive communication and marital satisfaction questionnaire (ENRICH).