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.
Short Measure Warning Flag
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.
5-point Likert scale
Always - 0
Never - 4
The four items are summed to create a scale that ranges from 0 to 16, with higher numbers representing increased relationship distress.
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
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing
Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct