Schutz's FIRO model contains three main elements: inclusion, control, and affection. It is used widely in mental health research and practice, but has received little empirical validation. The present study is based on factor analysis of the responses to a FIRO questionnaire of 120 normal couples and 191 couples who were attending a clinic for marital/psychiatric problems. Results confirmed the validity of the FIRO model for women only. The differences between the sexes reflected a considerable degree of sex‐role stereotyping, the clinical implications of which are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of clinical psychology|
|State||Published - Nov 1989|