The items for this scale appear below:

Items are rated on a scale that varies from 0 (Not at all) to 10 (Extremely)

Note positive and negative items should not appear together but should be separated by a number of intervening items !


Fincham, F.D., & Linfield, K.J. (1997). A new look at marital quality: Can spouses feel positive and negative about their marriage? Journal of Family Psychology, 11, 489-502.

Additional psychometric information appears in:

Mattson, R.E., Paldino, D. & Johnson, M.D. (2007). The increased construct validity and clinical utility of assessing relationship quality using separate positive and negative dimensions. Psychological Assessment,19, 146-151.