Quality of Marriage Index (QMI)

The Quality of Marriage Index (QMI) is a 6-item measure that asks participants to report the extent to which they agree or disagree with global statements regarding the quality of their relationship. The QMI uses items from the Partner Communication Scale (PCS) developed by Norton & Montgomery.


ITEMS:

1. We have a good relationship
2. My relationship with my partner is very stable
3. Our marriage is strong
4. My relationship with my partner makes me happy.
5. I really feel like part of a team with my partner.

Response Options:
7-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 7

6. All things considered, what is the degree of happiness in your relationship?

Response Options:
10-point Likert scale
Extremely low - 1
Extremely high - 10

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:

AGE RANGE:

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Norton, R. (1983). Measuring marital quality: A critical look at the dependent variable. Journal of Marriage and Family, 45(1), 141-151. https://doi.org/10.2307/351302

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: 3.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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