Power in Relationships

Power in Relationships is a 2-item measure of the extent to which respondents feel they experienced power in their romantic relationship in a single day. Daily power can be measures and compared over time.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. Who had more power in your relationship today?
2. Who made more of the decisions in your relationship today?

Response Options:
100-point scale
My partner did - 1
Both of us equally - 50
I did - 100

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Gordon, A. M., & Chen, S. (2013). Does power help or hurt? The moderating role of self-other focus on power and perspective-taking in romantic relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39(8), 1097-1110. https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167213490031

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

LOW
Total Score: 2.50/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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