The Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR)


Adlerian psychology is branch of of psychology which emphasizes the uniqueness of human experience. Another characteristic of this approach is its reluctance to embrace standardized approaches to treating individuals. However, one generalization which is regarded as important is the individual’s sense of belonging to, or desire to be part of, the community. However, despite the existence of several scales to measure interest in belonging to the community, no scale existed for the purpose of measuring an individuals interest in romantic relationships. This is also an important aspect of the more general interest in participating in society at large. The Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR) was developed for this purpose.


The psychometric properties of the Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR) are discussed in Kalkan (2009).

Author of Tool:

Kalkan, M.

Key references:

Kalkan, M. (2009). Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR): Scale Development and Psychometric Properties. Individual Differences Research, 7(1), 40-48.

Primary use / Purpose:

The Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR) is a 24-item inventory rated on a five point Likert-type scale. It measures ‘social-interest’ which has been likened to the german word “Gemeinschaftsgefuh” meaning ‘community feeling’. A wide range of socially desirable and empirically verified positive psychological states have been found to overlap with ‘social interest’, including self efficacy and self esteem.


Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form (ASIS-RR)

1 (strongly disagree) 2 (disagree) 3 (undecided) 4 (agree) 5 (strongly agree)


    1. My rights and obligations are equal to those of my partner.
    2. I can sacrifices to promote my partner’s growth.
    3. I like joining in group activities together with my partner.
    4. I like to work or play together with my partner to reach mutual benefits and goals.
    5. I want to give and take, in the hope of reaching mutually acceptable solutions to conflicts in my relationship.
    6. I recognize my partner with respect to his/her rights, knowledge and experience.
    7. I want to use my abilities, knowledge, or talents to aid my partner.
    8. I feel at ease and comfortable when interacting with my partner.
    9. I show physical affection to my partner.
    10.  I feel that I am a member of a group together with my partner.
    11. My personal goals must be consistent with the welfare of my partner.
    12. I help and encourage my partner’s growth.
    13. I show deep interest in my partner’s full use of talents and potentials.
    14. I show verbal affection to my partner.
    15. In a romantic relationship, one of the partners must be dominant *
    16. I can abuse my partner to my expediency *
    17. It is acceptable for the partners to dominate each other *
    18. My partner must obey me *
    19. Men/women cannot be trusted *
    20. I am plainspoken in romantic relationships.
    21. The small mistakes of my partner are not important for me.
    22. Only love is necessary for happiness in romantic relationships *
    23. I prefer orgiastic sexuality rather than a personalized love *
    24. I prefer to enjoy the present time without considering the future of my relationships *

* Reverse scored


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