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Volume 53 Issue 2 (June 1980), Pages 95-192

The analysis of interpersonal perceptions as a repertory grid (pages 127-136)

In order to set goals and evaluate progress in therapy with couples it is important to begin with a clear formulation of the problem. The technique described provides quantitative data on three aspects of a relationship. Firstly, the extent to which a couple are in fact using a common language. Second, the extent to which they agree, understand each other's point of view, and realize how they are understood. Thirdly, the differences between their perception of the present and their goals for themselves and one another in the future.

The investigation uses personal constructs elicited from the couple and the results are analysed as a repertory grid. Summary measures provided by the grid analysis organize the large amount of data and provide a general context for understanding the relationship within which particular aspects can be identified for more detailed analysis.

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