___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Conflict Tactics Scale - Revised* ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Script Author: Marisa Okana last updated: 02-28-2022 by K. Borchert (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC Millisecond Software thanks Marisa Okana for sharing her script! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BACKGROUND INFO ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2; Straus, Hamby, Boney- McCoy, & Sugarman, 1996*) is a widely used measure of intimate partner violence consisting of five subscales: physical violence, psychological violence, sexual violence, negotiation, and physical injury. Reference: Straus, M.A., Hamby, S.L., Boney-McCoy, S. & Sugarman, D.B. (1996). The Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2): Development and Preliminary Psychometric Data. JOURNALOF FAMILY ISSUES, 17 , 283-316. PERMISSION FOR RESEARCH USE OF THE CTS2: Do NOT administer this instrument without written permission of the authors. 'Permission to reproduce the CTS2 will be granted without charge to persons who agree to carry out and report psychometric analyses (such as reliability and factor analyses), or who agree to provide us with data to use for psychometric analysis. If data are provided, their use will be limited to psychometric analyses and the right to use the data for substantive analyses will rest exclusively with the person or persons providing the data. (Straus et al, 1996, p.305)' ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OVERVIEW ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ There are 39 items to be answered by respondent for her/his own actions/behaviors and for partner's actions/behaviors (78 items in total) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DURATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ the default set-up of the script takes appr. 5 minutes to complete ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DATA FILE INFORMATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The default data stored in the data files are: (1) Raw data file: 'RevisedConflictTacticsScale2.iqdat' date, time: date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber subject, group, session: with the current subject/groupnumber/session id build: the Inquisit build q*_response: response given (in assigned values); see scoring section The following scale was used to score the initial responses (see Straus et al, 1996, p.305): "Once in the past year": 1 "Twice in the past year": 2 "3-5 times in the past year": 4 (suggested midpoint) "6-10 times in the past year": 8 (suggested midpoint) "11-20 times in the past year": 15 (suggested midpoint) "More than 20 times in the past year": 25 (suggested midpoint) "Not in the past year, but it did happen before": 0* "This has never happened": 0 *'Treatment of response Category 7. Response Category 7 ("Not in the past year, but it did happen before") is used in two ways: (a) When scores for the previous year are desired (the usual use of the CTS), Category 7 is scored as 0; and (b) Category 7 can also be used to obtain a relationship prevalence measure of physical assault-that is, did an assault ever occur? Respondents who answer 1 through 7 are scored as 1 (yes).' (Straus et al, 1996, p.305) The following default option values are used in this script / optionvalues = ("1", "2", "4", "8", "15", "25", "0", "0") !!!!to change scoring to obtain a relationship prevalence measure of physical assault (binary) use the following scoring: / optionvalues = ("1", "1", "1", "1", "1", "1", "1", "0") q*_latency: how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited) (2) Summary data file: 'RevisedConflictTacticsScale2_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant) inquisit.version: Inquisit version run computer.platform: the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android) startdate: date script was run starttime: time script was started subjectid: assigned subject id number groupid: assigned group id number sessionid: assigned session id number elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run) PhAssault_self_Max300: Physical Assault cumulative score for Self PhAssault_partner_Max300: Physical Assault cumulative score for Partner Note: the higher the score, the more Physical Assault used PsAggr_self_Max200: Psychological Aggression cumulative score for Self PsAggr_partner_Max200: Psychological Aggression cumulative score for Partner Note: the higher the score, the more Psychological Aggression used N_self_Max150: Negotiation cumulative score for Self N_partner_Max150: Negotiation cumulative score for Partner Note: the higher the score, the more Negotiation used (without violence) I_self_Max150: Injury cumulative score for Self I_partner_Max150: Injury cumulative score for Partner Note: the higher the score, the more injuries SC_self_Max175: Sexual Coercion cumulative score for Self SC_partner_Max175: Sexual Coercion cumulative score for Partner Note: the higher the score, the more Sexual Coercion used ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EDITABLE CODE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.