Relationship Control Scale
The best relationships are those where both partners feel they can guide the relationship to a desired end state. Things get trickier when one or both partners feel a loss of control.
By Jourdan Travers, LCSW | October 31, 2023
Navigating the complexities of a romantic relationship requires that each partner feels empowered to guide the trajectory of their shared journey. However, this equilibrium can be disrupted when one partner’s sense of control begins to wane, introducing challenges that impact the overall health of the relationship.
Recognizing the significance of control dynamics in relationships, psychologists have developed various tools to assess an individual's perception of control within their partnership. Here is one such tool.
You can take this test here. Follow all of the steps to receive your results.
Step 1: For each of the statements below, indicate how much you agree with the following statement on a scale of 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 5 (Strongly Agree).
References: Miller‚ P. C.‚ Lefcourt‚ H. M.‚ & Ware‚ W. E. (1983). The construction and development of the Miller Marital Locus of Control scale. Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science‚ 15‚ 266—279.