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Scale of Communication and Satisfaction

The Scale of Communication and Satisfaction is a 10-item measure of women's perceptions of communication and satisfaction in their relationship with their main partner or for their most recent sexual partner for women with only casual partners.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. Partner listens to me.
2. I can tell my partner my feelings without getting defensive.
3. I feel put down in serious conversation.
4. I can tell my partner almost anything.
5. I often feel distant from my partner.
6. I feel neglected at times by my partner.
7. I am satisfied with our sex life.
8. My partner is willing to talk about our sex life.
9. I feel comfortable talking to my partner about our sex life.
10. I talked about contraception with my partner.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale

Scoring Procedures

Items are summed to create a total scale score.

Original Citation

Harper, C. C., Minnis, A. M., & Padian, N. S. (2003). Sexual partners and use of emergency contraception. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 189(4), 1093-1099. https://doi.org/10.1067/s0002-9378(03)00544-1

Psychometric Score

Citation Frequency

Ease of Use 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

Ease of Use

Readability

Scoring Clarity

Length

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