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Relationship Power Scale (RPS)

The Relationship Power Scale (RPS) is a 7-item measure of the relationship power dynamics among adolescent heterosexual couples. Items assess conflict resolution, decision-making power and respect from the perspective of the female partner.

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Geographies Tested: China

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents

Items:

1. I can persuade my boyfriend not to do the things I don't want him to do
2. When talking to my boyfriend about an important issue that concerns both of us, I would let him know my opinions
3. When I want to accomplish something, I can get my boyfriend to help me finish it
*4. I can't fully solve the conflicts between my boyfriend and myself
*5. Even if I disagree with some things, my boyfriend still does them according to his will
*6. I feel limited or trapped by my relationship with my boyfriend
*7. I feel ignorant in front of my boyfriend

*Items are reverse scored

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Totally disagree - 0
Totally agree - 4

Scoring Procedures

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Original Citation

Wang, R., Wang, H., & Hsu, H. (2006). A Relationship power scale for female adolescents: Preliminary development and psychometric testing. Public Health Nursing, 24(1), 81-90. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1446.2006.00611.x

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