Power in Relationships

Power in Relationships is a 4-item measure of perceptions of shared power among partners in an intimate relationship.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. We come to agreements together about what we want to do.
2. Both partners have a right to a say making decisions in a relationship.
3. It is a good thing that women now have more rights than ever before.
4. No one partner should have more power than the other in a relationship.

Response Options:
A 4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

South Africa

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Harrison, A., O’Sullivan, L. F., Hoffman, S., Dolezal, C., & Morrell, R. (2006). Gender role and relationship norms among young adults in South Africa: Measuring the context of masculinity and HIV risk. Journal of Urban Health, 83(4), 709-722. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-006-9077-y

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

MEDIUM
Total Score: 5.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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