The Dominance Scale is a 32-item scale that aims to understand dominance between partners. It uses three forms of dominance including authority, restrictions, and disparagement.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
* Items are reversed scored
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Agree - 3
Strongly agree - 4
The mean of each subscale is calculated. Higher scores reflect more dominant behavior.
Hamby, S. L. (1996). The Dominance Scale: Preliminary psychometric properties. Violence and Victims, 11(3), 199-212. https://doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.11.3.199