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.


High Psychometric Score

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

China

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY 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

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

HIGH
Total Score: 8.00/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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