Media Literacy Scale (RMLS)

The six-item Relationship Media Literacy Scale (RMLS) was created to understand the perception of how the media portrays relationships and sexual assault.


ITEMS:

1. The media normalizes SA
2. The media is a good way to learn about SA
3. The media shows the consequences of SA
4. I’m bothered by the media’s portrayal of girls and guys
5. I am bothered by the media’s portrayal of relationship abuse & SA
6. I get information about relationships from the media.

Response options range from 1 (disagree strongly) to 4 (agree strongly).

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

Scoring Procedures:

The higher the score, the more TV, movies, music, and the Internet impact the perception of relationships and sexual assault.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Edwards, K. M., Banyard, V. L., Sessarego, S. N., Stanley, L. R., Mitchell, K. J., Eckstein, R. P., Rodenhizer, K. A. E., & Leyva, P. C. (2018). Measurement tools to assess relationship abuse and sexual assault prevention program effectiveness among youth. Psychology of Violence, 8(5), 537-545. https://doi.org/10.1037/vio0000151

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: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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