The Avoidance Strategy Questionnaire (ASQ)

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Author of Tool: 

Belk, S. S., & Snell, W. E., Jr.

Key references: 

Belk, S. S., & Snell, W. E., Jr. (1988).  Avoidance strategies in intimate relationships.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 7, 80-96. Belk, S. S., Garcia, R., Hernandez, J. E., & Snell, W. E., Jr. (1988).  Avoidance strategy use in the intimate relationships of women and men from Mexico and the United States.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 12, 165-174.

Primary use / Purpose: 

Assess level of engagement in various avoidance strategies

Background: 

Sometimes people in close relationships don’t want to do what their partner wants. The questions of the Avoidance Strategy Questionnaire (ASQ) pertain to how individuals avoid their partner’s requests in such situations, and what avoidance strategies they use. Avoidance strategies are the tactics and techniques people use to deal with their partners’ unwelcome persuasion attempts.

Psychometrics: 

For psychometrics, see article: Belk, S. S., & Snell, W. E., Jr. (1988).  Avoidance strategies in intimate relationships.  Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 7, 80-96.

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Files: 

PDF iconScale and Scoring Instructions

Web link to tool: 

https://www4.semo.edu/snell/scales/ASQ.htm

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.623

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