Children’s Relationship Attribution Measure (CRAM)


The two stimulus behaviors used in the CRAM are:

·        ("Imagine your dad [mom] yelled at you,"

·        "Imagine your dad [mom] criticized you")


For each parental behavior, children rated their

agreement with six attribution statements.


These questions were rate on a 6-point rating scale, ranging from disagree strongly to agree strongly.





Fincham, F.D., Beach, S.R., Arias, I., & Brody, G. (1998). Children's attributions in the family: The Children's Relationship Attribution Measure. Journal of Family Psychology, 12, 481-493.