Making Iranian version of marital controlling scale and determining its psychometric properties

Document Type : Original


1 MA, Family Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran (Corresponding Author)

3 Assistant Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran


Controlling can have a serious impact on the unhealthy relationships of families, especially marital relationships. The purpose of this study was to identify the controlling methods in marital relations and making the marital controlling scale, and determine its validity and reliability in Iranian couples. The present research based on the aim of the research is a descriptive-survey research and in term of developmental research. The statistical population of the study included all married people in Mashhad in 2017 that were selected using available sampling method. 310 subjects (‌F =155 and  M‌=155) responded to marital controlling 52 questionnaire.for analyzing the data, face and content validity, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, internal consistency and criterion validity were used. Data was analyzed using two SPSS-21 and Amos-24 software. Using exploratory factor analysis and using Varimax rotation, five factors were identified that the eigenvalue of each factor was higher than one.  37 questions remained that was used for confirmatory factor analysis. The structural model of marital controlling with 21 questions after exerting of assumptions and modification of the model with five factors of emotional control, control through disregarding, control through verbal violence, control through isolation and control through secrecy were confirmed. Also, the convergent validity of this scale with a subset of hegemony-obedience of the sixteenth factor of Kettle had a significant positive correlation of 0.240 (p‌<0.001). α=0, 933 and the Spearman-Brown and Gutman coefficients are 0.894 and 0.886, respectively, indicating that the final scale has a convergent and divergent validity and is reliable. The result of this marital control scale is five factors for Iranian couples and family and marital research in Iranian society.


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