Positive-Negative Semantic Differential (PN-SMD)

Positive qualities
My relationship is…
·         Interesting
·         Full
·         Sturdy
·         Enjoyable
·         Good
·         Friendly
·         Hopeful
Negative qualities
My relationship is…
·         Bad
·         Lonely
·         Discouraging
·         Boring
·         Empty
·         Fragile
·         Miserable
0=Not at all‚ 1=A tiny bit‚ 2=A little‚ 3=Somewhat‚ 4=Mostly‚ 5=Very‚ 6=Extremely‚ 7= Completely

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German‚ Nicole Marie. (2013). Assessment of Disharmony and Disaffection. Auburn University. Doctoral thesis.

Cunningham‚ S. Karlene Brown.‚ (2010).  Reevaluating Sexual Satisfaction through an Expectancy Lens: Validation of the Sexual Activity Frequency and Expectation Scale. Auburn University .ma‎ster of Science thesis