A Measure of Relational Interdependence


Instructions: Indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of these statements

 
strongly
disagree
strongly
agree
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1. My close relationships are an important reflection of who I am.  
2. When I feel close to someone, it often feels to me like that person is an important part of who I am.
3. I usually feel a strong sense of pride when someone close to me has an important accomplishment.  
4. I think one of the most important parts of who I am can be captured by looking at my close friends and understanding who they are.  
5. When I think of myself, I often think of my close friends or family also.  
6. If a person hurts someone close to me, I feel personally hurt as well.  
7. In general, my close relationships are an important part of my self-image.  
8. Overall, my close relationships have very little to do with how I feel about myself.  
9. My close relationships are unimportant to my sense of what kind of person I am.
10. My sense of pride comes from knowing who I have as close friends.
11. When I establish a close friendship with someone, I usually develop a strong sense of identification with that person.
 


Adapted from Cross, Bacon, & Morris (2000).