Power in Relationships is a 4-item measure of perceptions of shared power among partners in an intimate relationship.
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.
A 4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 4
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
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