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.


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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Items are summed to create a total scale score.

PRIMARY 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:

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

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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