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The extent to which a person desires to be close to a partner in a romantic relationship and worries about being abandoned is measured with a seven-point Likert-type format.

How much a person indicates he/she is in a romantic relationship is measured with three, seven-point items.  The phrasing of items is such that the scale is most suited for measuring the romantic status of singles rather than people who are married.

With three, seven-point items, the scale measures how much a person looks up to and respects another person. 

With four, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures the extent to which a person views him/herself as self-reliant and unique.

The scale uses four, seven-point Likert-type items to measure how much a person views him/herself as part of a collective in which interdependence of members is important.

How much a person identifies with and feels close to members of a particular community is measured with four, seven-point Likert-type items.

This six-item Likert-type scale measures how much one has a sense of satisfaction in doing things primarily for the benefit of a particular person rather than him/herself.

Using seven, seven-point Likert-type items, the scale measures the attitude that there is inequality of social groups and some are superior to others.

Five, five-point items measure a person’s belief that, with respect to heterosexual couples, one gender tends to dominate food-related decisions while the other is more dependent.

The four item, seven-point, Likert-type scale measures how much a person wants to make some decisions in such a way as to make someone happy and indicate how much their relationship is valued.