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Internalized Homonegativity Inventory (IHNI)

Mayfield (2011) describes how gay men and lesbians may develop negative attitudes towards homosexuality as a result of growing up in an antigay and heterosexist society. Internalized homonegativity may negatively impact on the personality, emotions, and behaviour of homosexuals. Many of the instruments designed to measure internalized homonegativity had important validity flaws. Thus, the IHNI was developed as a valid and reliable measure of negative attitudes towards homosexuality among gay men. The instrument consists of three subscales, personal homonegativity, gay affirmation, and...

Author of Tool: 
Mayfield, W.

Respect Toward Partner Scale

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.

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick & Hendrick

Perceptions of Love and Sex Scale

Love and sex have most commonly been discussed and studied separately. Given the evolutionary links between these two variables, Hendrick and Hendrick (2002) highlight the need to investigate common perceptions of the relationship between love and sex. The Perceptions of Love and Sex Scale was thus designed to assess laypersons' conceptions of how love and sex are linked in their relationships. The scale consists of four subscales, Love is Most Important, Sex Demonstrates Love, Love Comes Before Sex, and Sex is Declining, and 27 items, each rated on a five-point likert scale that ranged...

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick & Hendrick

Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS)

Relationship satisfaction is one of the key areas of relationship assessment. While instruments are available for assessing relationships,  many are long and time consuming and some are only suitable for use with married couples. The Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS) is a brief measure of global relationship satisfaction. It consists of seven items, each rated on a five-point likert scale. It is suitable for use with any individuals who are in an intimate relationship, such as married couples, cohabiting couples, engaged couples, or dating couples. The brevity of the scale increases its...

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick

Love Attitudes Scale: Short Form

It has been proposed that while some aspects of love are the same in all cases that the experience of love may be quite different for different individuals. Lee (1973) proposed that many different love styles exist.  These include Eros, or romantic passionate love, Ludus, game-playing love, Storge, friendship love, Mania, possessive and dependent love, Pragma, logical love, and Agape, or selfless love.  The Love Attitudes Scale- Short Form was designed as a measure of love-styles and is based on Lee's (1976) love typology. The scale is composed of six 7-item subscales: Eros, Ludus, Storge...

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick, Hendrick, & Dicke

Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS)

Hendrick and Hendrick (1987) developed the Sexual Attitudes Scale to assess multi-dimensional attitudes towards sex. However, the scale was abbreviated and modified to create the Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS), an instrument that is more efficient and easier to administer. The BSAS is made up of four subscales: Permissiveness, Birth Control, Communion, and Instrumentality. The 23 items are rated on five-point likert scale that ranges from strongly agree and strongly disagree. 

Author of Tool: 
Hendrick, Hendrick, & Reich

Subjective Sense of Calling in Childrearing Scale

Researchers have suggested that individuals may perceive that they have a calling in life. Coulson and colleagues (2012, p.84) defined a calling as "a strongly held belief that one is destined to fulfil a specific life role, regardless of sacrifice, that will make a meaningful contribution to the greater good". The Subjective Sense of Calling in Childrearing Scale is a 16 item measure that examines the strength of an individuals belief about whether their life purpose was to be a parent. The scale is comprised of three subscales: Life purpose, awareness, and passion. Parental subjective...

Author of Tool: 
Coulson, Oades, & Stoyles

Pregnancy Experience Scale (long and brief versions)

A mother's emotional state during pregnancy has been found to affect child development. Negative emotions have been associated with a variety of undesirable outcomes such as reduced fetal heart rate variability, greater motor activity, disturbances to fetal habituation, spontaneous abortions, shortened length of gestation, pregnancy complications, pre-term delivery, low birth weight, and poorer cognitive and behavioural functioning later in life. Thus, it is important to consider and measure the stressors (both positive and negative) that women experience during pregnancy. The Pregnancy...

Author of Tool: 
DiPietro, Ghera, Costigan, & Hawkins

Romantic Partner Conflict Scale (RPCS)

It has been proposed that when relating to other individuals, conflict is inevitable. There are measures available for investigating conflict in relationships however Zacchilli and colleagues (2009) note several limitations of these instruments including their focus on married couples, individuals in abusive relationships, specific aspects of conflict situations, and the questionnable psychometric properties of some of these instruments. The Romantic Partner Conflict Scale (RPCS) was designed to examine the process of "routine, normative episodes of romantic conflict" (Zacchilli, Hendrick...

Author of Tool: 
Zacchilli, Hendrick, & Hendrick

Satisfaction With Life Scale-Child (SWLS-C)

Gadermann et al. (2010) highlight several reasons why the study of children's life satisfaction is important. These include the development of a greater understanding of children's subjective well-being and its correlates, the monitoring of children's subjective well-being, and for the development of interventions to improve the well-being of children. Gadermann and colleagues (2010) adapted The Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen, & Griffin, 1985), one of the most commonly used measures of life satisfaction in adults, for use with children between the ages of 9 and 14...

Author of Tool: 
Gadermann, Schonert-Reichl, & Zumbo

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