Others as Shamer Scale-Adolescent Version is a 7-item measure that assesses the perceptions of shaming, disparaging, and humiliating behavior by the partner. The original measure (Goss et al, 1994) was adapted for use among adolescents.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents
1. My partner sees me as not measuring up to him/her.
2. I think that my partner looks down on me.
3. I feel that my partner sees me as not good enough.
4. My partner sees me as small and insignificant.
5. I feel insecure about my partner's opinion of me.
6. My partner sees me as unimportant compared to others.
7. My partner sees me as defective as a person.
Never - 1
Seldom - 2
Sometimes - 3
Frequently - 4
Almost always - 5
The mean of the item scores is calculated for the total scale score.
Bentley, C. G., Galliher, R. V., & Ferguson, T. J. (2007). Associations among aspects of interpersonal power and relationship functioning in adolescent romantic couples. Sex Roles, 57(7-8), 483-495. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-007-9280-7
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