Marital Attitudes Evaluation


Author: Will Schutz

The Marital Attitudes Evaluation (MATE) measures the amount of satisfaction that the respondents feel toward someone close to them (their mates) and the amount of satisfaction that they perceive their mates feel with them. The MATE questionnaire is designed to explore the relationship between two people who have close contact with each other. Such pairs include husband and wife, parent and child, a couple living together, lovers, close friends, or two people who work together closely. The pair may be of the same gender or of opposite genders. The term "mate" is used generically to refer to each person in these relations. It means simply "one of a pair."

The MATE has been used very effectively as an opening to explore a relationship and can help to pinpoint areas of difficulty. It is an excellent resource for marriage, school and relationship counseling. Anyone in a close personal relationship can benefit from the information brought to light by this evaluation. Based on the FIRO Awareness Scales model, respondents indicate the kinds of inclusion, control, and affection they desire from their partner and their understanding of their desires. Recommended for stimulating discussion and analysis of relationships.

Copyright © 1989 by Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc.

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Features of the MATE

Purpose: Measures the amount of satisfaction that the respondents feel toward someone close to them (their mates) and the amount of satisfaction that they perceive their mates feel with them.

Length: 90 items (two parts with 45 items each)

Average completion time: 10-15 minutes

Target population: Adults

Administration: For individual or group administration

Uses of the MATE

  • Relationship counseling
  • Relationship research


Satisfaction is measured in the areas of:

Inclusion Behavior

Inclusion Feelings

Control Behavior

Control Feelings


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