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.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
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.
5-point Likert scale
Items are summed to create a total scale score.
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
Ease of Use Score
Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework
Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing