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Scale Measured Construct(s) Original Citation Download Scale
Adult Attachment Questionnaire (AAQ)

Attachment anxiety and avoidance in romantic relationships

Simpson, J. A., Rholes, W. S., & Phillips, D. (1996). Conflict in close relationships: an attachment perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 71, 899-914.


Desire to Have Children Scale

The extent to which individuals want children

Rholes, W. S., Simpson, J. A., Blakely, B., Lanigan, L., & Allen, B. (1997). Adult attachment styles, the desire to have children, and working models of parenthood. Journal of Personality, 65, 357-385. [DOC]
Perceived Relationship Quality Components Inventory (PRQC)

Six components of relationship quality: Satisfaction, Commitment, Trust, Love, Passion, Intimacy.

Fletcher, G. J., Simpson, J. A., & Thomas, G. (2000). The measurement of perceived relationship quality components: A confirmatory factor analytic approach. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 340-354.

Relationship Power Inventory (RPI)

Two forms of power in relationships: outcome power and process power. (Can be used generally or for specific decision-making domains).

Farrell, A. K., Simpson, J. A., & Rothman, A. J. (2015). The relationship power inventory: Development and validation. Personal Relationships, 22, 387-413.

Sociosexuality Orientation Inventory (SOI)

The extent to which individuals are willing to engage in casual, uncommitted sexual relationships (unrestricted sociosexuality).

Simpson, J. A., & Gangestad, S. W. (1991). Individual differences in sociosexuality: evidence for convergent and discriminant validity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 870-883.

Ideal Partner and Ideal Relationship Scales

The importance of ideal partner attributes on vitality/attractiveness, warmth/trustworthiness, and status/resources.

The importance of ideal relationship qualities on passion and intimacy/loyalty.

Fletcher, G., Simpson, J., & Thomas, G. (1999). Ideals in close relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 72-89.