## Beskrivning #

Mäter frekvens och acceptans av positiva och negativa beteenden i parrelationer.

Andrew Christensen, Ph.D. and Neil S. Jacobsen, Ph.D. Översättning till svenska Jenny Bond Murray och Elisabeth Breitholtz. Originalnamn: Frequency and Acceptability of Partner Behavior Inventory.

## Antal items #

22

## Scoring (poängsättning) #

**How to Score the Frequency and Acceptability of Partner Behavior Inventory (FAPB)**

**12/19/02**

Scoring Individual Items

- For Acceptance items: Scores are based on a 0-9 scale, with 0 representing “totally unacceptable” and 9 representing “totally acceptable”

- For Frequency items: Because couples can report frequency in several ways, it is first necessary to put all frequency items on the same scale. Frequency is reported on a 0-9 scale and then rated whether this is per day, per week, or per month. So that all frequency items reflect frequency per month, multiply the 0-9 rating by 30 if it is per day, multiply the 0-9 rating by 4.3 if it is per week, and multiply the 0-9 rating by 1 if it is per month.

**Scoring Subscales of the FAPB**

Method 1: Positive and Negative Partner Behaviors:

There are two scoring methods that we have used with the FAPB. The most simple is to create a subscale of positive behaviors and negative behaviors. Because the acceptance and frequency ratings are separate, this creates 4 total subscales (Acceptance of positive behaviors, Frequency of positive behaviors, Acceptance of negative behaviors, and Frequency of negative behaviors).

Acceptance of positive behaviors = SUM of acceptance ratings for items 1-11

Frequency of positive behaviors = SUM of frequency ratings PER MONTH for items 1-11

Acceptance of negative behaviors = SUM of acceptance ratings for items 13-20

Frequency of negative behaviors = SUM of frequency ratings PER MONTH for items 13-20

Method 2: Further defining Positive and Negative Partner Behaviors:

A more complex way to examine scores on the FAPB is to split the positive and negative subscales into two subscales each. Our previous exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses show that these smaller subscales are distinct but positively correlated with each other. These subscales are:

Positive:

Acceptance of Affection = SUM of acceptance ratings for items 1, 2, and 6

Frequency of Affection = SUM of frequency ratings PER MONTH for items 1, 2, and 6

Acceptance of Partner = SUM of acceptance ratings for items 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11

Frequency of Partner = SUM of frequency ratings PER MONTH for items 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Negative:

Acceptance of Demand = SUM of acceptance ratings for items 13, 17, and 19

Frequency of Demand = SUM of frequency ratings PER MONTH for items 13, 17, and 19

Acceptance of Violation = SUM of acceptance ratings for items 14, 15, 16, 18, and 20

Frequency of Violation = SUM of frequency ratings PER MONTH for items 14, 15, 16, 18, 20

## Instruktion #

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## Abstract originalartikel #

Despite the recent emphasis on acceptance in romantic relationships, no validated measure of relationship acceptance presently exists. To fill this gap, the 20-item Frequency and Acceptability of Partner Behavior Inventory (FAPBI; A. Christensen & N. S. Jacobson, 1997) was created to assess separately the acceptability and frequency of both positive and negative relationship behaviors. Data from 12,752 community individuals, 415 community couples, and 134 couples seeking marital therapy indicated that the FAPBI comprises four factors: Affection, Closeness, Demand, and Violation. These factors were consistent across gender, relationship type, and sexual orientation. Furthermore, the factors were internally consistent, correlated with relationship satisfaction, and differentiated couples seeking marital therapy from nondistressed couples in the community. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

## Referens #

Acceptance in romantic relationships: The Frequency and Acceptability of Partner Behavior Inventory.

## Webblänk #

http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2006-11088-006