Relationship Quality Test
Based on the work of Blaine Fowers, Ph.D. and colleagues, the relationship quality test measures whether you and your partner are in a flourishing and healthy relationship. As such, the test is intended for people who are currently involved with a significant other.
What is the quality of your relationship? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it describes your relationship below.
Question 1 of 20
I find meaning in my commitment to my partner.
The IDRlabs Relationship Quality Test (IDR-RQT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-RQT is based on the work of Dr. Blaine Fowers, Ph.D., and colleagues who developed the Relationship Flourishing Scale. The IDR-RQT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of social psychology, counseling psychology, or any affiliated research institutions.
The IDRlabs Relationship Quality Test was informed by the items reflected in the Relationship Flourishing Scale created by Dr. Blaine Fowers and colleagues as published in Fowers, B., Laurenceau, J., Penfield, R., Cohen, L., Lang, S., Owenz, M., & Pasipandoya, E. (2016). Enhancing relationship quality measurement: The development of the relationship flourishing scale. Journal of Family Psychology, 30 (8), 997-1007. Fassih-Ramandi, Z., Soleimani, M.A., Allen, K.A., Gorgulu, O., & Montalebi, S.A. (2020). Dovepress.
The test employs the following scales: Meaning: Couples who score high in this dimension feel that their relationship has deep meaning and purpose. They enjoy an inspiring romantic connection which makes them thrive in happiness. Their relationships may also have clear directions that help facilitate personal growth and existential objectives. For instance, they may frequently engage in activities that are significant for them; often have gratifying conversations about their goals as partners, and reflect positively on the significance of their activities as a couple.
Personal Growth: Partners who score high in this dimension recognize that self-development is a vital component of life. They believe that their relationships should be supportive of realizing each partner’s potential. This can involve developing one's abilities, knowledge, and character, as well as engaging in other types of growth. They view close friends, especially love partners, as important sources of motivation, encouragement, and reinforcement for personal growth. For example, they may often think of activities that can help them improve as individuals, usually encourage each other to be better versions of themselves, and provide helpful perspectives concerning challenges, decisions, goals, and experiences.
Relational Giving: Couples who score high in this dimension are motivated to prioritize their relationship and to work towards high-quality partnerships. They are eager to do good benefitting their partners and think that helping each other is not a sacrifice. They carry out favors willingly because helping their partner is inextricably linked to helping themselves. They are altruistic and do not help merely in exchange for future rewards. They want the best for their partners and truly celebrate the other person’s successes.
Goal Sharing: Partners who score high in this dimension believe that shared objectives are essential to their relationship. Goals like harmony and connection are especially crucial in love relationships. These are joint objectives since they can only be attained when both partners share in and contribute to the goal's achievement. The pursuit of numerous objectives by couples, including property ownership and retirement planning, is conducive to high relationship quality. Partners may also have personal objectives, such as developing their careers or engaging in hobbies, and the ability of a couple to share goals and to respect and support one another's individual aspirations is essential to a successful relationship.
As the publishers of this free online relationship quality test, which allows you to screen yourself for the characteristics and manifestations of your relationship, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present relationship quality test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.