Initial validation of a measure of self-efficacy in romantic relationships

Heidi R. Riggio, Dana Weiser, Ann Valenzuela, Priscilla Lui, Robert Montes, Julie Heuer

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This study examines the psychometric properties of a self-report measure of self-efficacy in romantic relationships (SERR). Analyses (with 775 undergraduates) indicated a coherent factor structure representing broad beliefs about task demands in romantic relationships and abilities to meet such demands. SERR scores predict relationship anxiety and expectations of relationship success when demographic characteristics, current romantic relationship status, general self-efficacy, and social self-efficacy are considered. The SERR assesses broad feelings of relationship self-efficacy, independent of specific relationships or partners, important for understanding individual-level relationship expectations, behaviors, and interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-606
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2011


  • Psychometric
  • Relationship anxiety
  • Relationship efficacy
  • Self-efficacy


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