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RELATIONSHIP INCENTIVE AND SENSITIVITY SCALES

 
The following questionnaire is for personal information only and is not meant to be a professional evaluation. As with many research questionnaires, this questionnaire may not be normed for online participants. Please take this into account when you receive the results.

This questionnaire measures sensitivity to incentives (rewards) and threats (negativity) in a relationship.


For each of the following eleven items, indicate how much you agree or disagree with what the item says regarding your current romantic relationship or romantic partner.Please be open and honest in your responses.

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Item 1: I go out of my way to be connected to my romantic partner.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


Item 2: Criticism or scolding from my romantic partner hurts me quite a bit.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


Item 3: When things are going well in my romantic relationship, it draws me to the relationship even more.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


Item 4: I feel worried or upset when I think or know my romantic partner is angry at me.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


Item 5: When I want something good to happen in my romantic relationship, I go all-out to make it happen.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


Item 6: If I think something unpleasant is going to happen in my romantic relationship I usually get pretty "worked up" and upset.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


Item 7: If I see a chance to have something good happen in my romantic relationship, I move on it right away.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


Item 8: I feel worried when I think I've acted poorly in my romantic relationship.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


Item 9: When I see an opportunity to enhance my romantic relationship, I get excited about doing it.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


Item 10: I worry about making mistakes in my romantic relationship.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


Item 11: When I see the possibility of something good happening in my relationship with my romantic partner, I try very hard to make it happen.

Very true for me.
Somewhat true for me.
Somewhat false for me.
Very false for me.


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For authors and more information:
Laurenceau, J-P., Kleinman, B. M., Kaczynski, K. J., & Carver, C. S. (2010). Assessment of relationship-specific incentive and threat sensitivities: Predicting satisfaction and affect in adult intimate relationships. Psychological Assessment.



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