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Need for Relationship

Need for Relationship is a 3-item measure of respondents' perceived emotional need for an intimate relationship.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. Without a relationship I'd feel lonely and empty.
2. I'd be crazy right now if I had no partner at all.
3. I would feel lonely without a partner.

Response Options:
6-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 6

Scoring Procedures

The mean of the item scores is calculated for the total measure score. Higher scores indicate greater perceived need of a relationship.

Original Citation

O'Sullivan, L. F., Hoffman, S., Harrison, A., & Dolezal, C. (2006). Men, multiple sexual partners, and young adults' sexual relationships: Understanding the role of gender in the study of risk. Journal of Urban Health, 83(4), 695-708. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-006-9062-5

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