PREPARE/ENRICH PROGRAM

20 RELATIONSHIP AREAS ASSESSED IN EACH OF THE FIVE COUPLE INVENTORIES:

A. Focuses on Significant Issues for Couples (14 Scales):

     • Communication • Conflict Resolution • Personality Issues • Financial Management 

     • Sexual • Expectations • Marital Satisfaction • Leisure Activities • Spiritual Beliefs • Role Relationship

     • Marital Satisfaction • Leisure Activities • Children and Parenting • Children and Parenting

     • Family and Friends • Expectations/Cohabitation Issues • Idealistic Distortion • Family and Friends 

B.  Personality Assessment (4 Scales):

     • Assertiveness • Self Confidence • Avoidance • Partner Dominance 

C. Couple and Family Map (4 Scales): 

     • Family-of-Origin Closeness • Family-of-Origin Flexibility • Couple Closeness • Couple Flexibility

An important strength of the PREPARE/ENRICH Inventories is their strong psychometric properties. High levels of reliability and validity have been found for each instrument, making them valuable tools for research as well as clinical use. The national norm base, validity and reliability information are listed below. National Norms based on: 

• 500,000 couples for PREPARE

• 200,000 couples for PREPARE-MC

• 100,000 couples for PREPARE-CC

• 250,000 couples for ENRICH

• 150,000 couples for MATE

High Levels of Validity and Reliability: PREPARE has validity in that it discriminates premarital couples that get divorced from those that are happily married with about 80-85% accuracy. Reliability is high (alpha reliability of .80 - .85).

 

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