Respect Toward Partner Scale

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Author of Tool: 

Hendrick & Hendrick

Key references: 

Hendrick, S. S., & Hendrick, C. (2006). Measuring respect in close relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 23, 881-899.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Respect Toward Partner Scale is designed to measure the respondent’s respect for their romantic partner.

Background: 

Researchers have proposed that respect for one another is one of the essential characteristics of an intimate relationship or a marriage. Hendrick & Hendrick (2006) conceptualize respect as an attitude accompanied by emotions, thoughts, and behavior. They also propose that respect consists of equality/mutuality and caring/supportiveness. The Respect Toward Partner Scale consists of six items, each rated on a five-point likert scale from strongly agree to strongly disagree, that seek to examine components of respect such as curiosity, healing, and dialogue.

Psychometrics: 

Hendrick & Hendrick (2006) present data which support the validity of the instrument.

Keywords: 

Files: 

Microsoft Office document iconRespect Toward Partner Scale and Scoring Key

Other Information: 

Other keywords: love, relationship, intimate relationship, marriage, respect

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.226

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