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.


Short Measure Warning Flag

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

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

PRIMARY 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

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

LOW
Total Score: 1.50/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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

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