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Relationship Distress

Relationship Distress is a 4-item measure of an individuals' level of agreement with their intimate partners on relationship-related issues. Issues include money, cooking, social activities and sexual relations over the past 2 years.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

How often do you agree about:

1. Managing the money.
2. Cooking, cleaning, or house repair.
3. Social activities and entertaining.
4. Affection and sexual relations.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Always - 0
Never - 4

Scoring Procedures

The four items are summed to create a scale that ranges from 0 to 16, with higher numbers representing increased relationship distress.

Original Citation

Franklin, C. A., & Menaker, T. A. (2014). Feminism, status inconsistency, and women's intimate partner victimization in heterosexual relationships. Violence Against Women, 20(7), 825-845. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801214543385

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