The Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR)

Author of Tool: 

Kalkan, M.

Key references: 

Kalkan, M. (2009). Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR): Scale Development and Psychometric Properties. Individual Differences Research, 7(1), 40-48.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR) is a 24-item inventory rated on a five point Likert-type scale. It measures 'social-interest' which has been likened to the german word "Gemeinschaftsgefuh" meaning 'community feeling'. A wide range of socially desirable and empirically verified positive psychological states have been found to overlap with 'social interest', including self efficacy and self esteem.

Background: 

Adlerian psychology is branch of of psychology which emphasizes the uniqueness of human experience. Another characteristic of this approach is its reluctance to embrace standardized approaches to treating individuals. However, one generalization which is regarded as important is the individual's sense of belonging to, or desire to be part of, the community. However, despite the existence of several scales to measure interest in belonging to the community, no scale existed for the purpose of measuring an individuals interest in romantic relationships. This is also an important aspect of the more general interest in participating in society at large. The Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR) was developed for this purpose.

Psychometrics: 

The psychometric properties of the Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR) are discussed in Kalkan (2009).

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