Mattering to Others Questionnaire (MTOQ)

Mattering to Others Questionnaire (MTOQ)
Marshall‚ 1998‚ 2001
 
1.    I feel special to my ______.
2.    I am needed by my ______.
3.    I am missed by my ______ when I am away.
4.    When I talk‚ my ______ try to understand what I am saying.
5.    I am interesting to my ______.
6.    My ______ notice my feelings.
7.    My ______ give me credit when I do well.
8.    My ______ notice when I need help.
9.    I matter to my ______.
10.People have many things to think about. If your ____ made a list of all the things they think about where do you think you’d be on the list?
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11.If your _____ made a list of all the things s/he cares about‚ where do you think you’d be on the list?
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4. My _____ notices when I do things wrong.
5. When I talk‚ my _____ notices what I Say
6. I am interesting to my _____
12. People sometimes worry about things. If your _____ made a list of al1 the things s/he worries about‚ where do you think you'd be on the list? 
1.    I feel special to this person
2.    I am needed by this person
3.    I am missed by this person when I am away
4.    When I talk‚ this person tries to understand what I am saying
5.    I am interesting to this person
6.    This person notices my feelings
7.    This person gives me credit when I do well
8.    This person notices when I need help
9.    I matter to this person
10.People have many things to think about. If this person made a list of all the things s/he thinks about where do you think you’d be on the list?
Top 5-4-3-2-1 Bottom
11.If this person made a list of all the things s/he cares about‚ where do you think you’d be on the list?
Top 5-4-3-2-1 Bottom
 
(1) = Not Much (3) = Somewhat (5) = A lot
 
 

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Marshall‚ S. K. (2001). Do I matter? Construct validation of adolescents' perceived mattering to parents and friends. Journal of Adolescence‚ 24: 473-490

 Mak‚ L.‚ & Marshall‚ S. K. (2004). Perceived mattering in young adults' romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships‚ 21(4): 469-486.