Positive and Negative Relationship Quality scale

Positive and Negative Relationship Quality scale


The Positive and Negative Relationship Quality scale (PN-RQ) is a measure of positive and negative relationship quality. The PN-RQ is a bidimensional construct in which the positive qualities of a relationship are treated as distinct from its negative qualities. The PN-RQ scales have the potential to advance both basic and applied research. They not only provide information that beyond that obtained from unidimensional relationship quality scales that dominate marital and close relationship research but they also provide highly precise measures. Finally, their demonstrated ability to detect change, even over relatively short periods, makes them well suited for use in intervention research.




Self administered

Assessment type

Positive psychology

Assessment modes



18 years and above

Estimated time

Less than 5 minutes


Rogge, R. D., Fincham, F. D., Crasta, D., & Maniaci, M. R. (2017). Positive and negative evaluation of relationships: Development and validation of the Positive–Negative Relationship Quality (PN-RQ) scale. Psychological Assessment, 29(8), 1028–1043.