Relationship Order is an 8-item measure of the extent to which ordinary social actions within a family or a romantic relationship, are rule-governed (both extent of rules and extent of compliance).
1. We eat dinner together.
2. We eat dinner at the same time every night.
3. Our house/apartment is neat and orderly.
4. Our house/apartment is clean.
5. I know the daily schedules of everyone in our house.
6. I know what household chores are my job to do.
7. I know what household chores other people in my family are supposed to do.
8. When one person in the family is sick or really busy, other family members step in to do that person’s chores.
Never - 1
Rarely - 2
Sometimes - 3
Often - 4
The responses to the eight items are averaged for each respondent, creating a scale ranging from 1 to 4.
Emery, C. R., Wu, S., & Tsolmon, O. (2015). The peril of order? IPV, injury, and order in Mongolian families. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(1), 62-82. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260514532526
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