Internal and External Measures to Evaluate Models of the Theory

  • Luciano L’Abate
  • Mario Cusinato
  • Eleonora Maino
  • Walter Colesso
  • Claudia Scilletta


The purpose of this chapter is to describe external measures that were used specifically to evaluate models of relational competence theory (RCT). They were derived expressly to evaluate each specific model and not any other model. These external measures had already been validated extensively in the English-speaking research community to evaluate the predictive, concurrent, convergent, and construct validities of those internal measures that had been created and developed to evaluate the validity of each model one by one.


External Measure Marital Adjustment Internal Measure Relationship Scale Destructive Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano L’Abate
    • 1
  • Mario Cusinato
    • 2
  • Eleonora Maino
    • 3
  • Walter Colesso
    • 2
  • Claudia Scilletta
    • 4
  1. 1.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.University of PaduaPaduaItaly
  3. 3.Scientific Institute Eugenio MedeaBosisio PariniItaly
  4. 4.MilanoItaly

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