Thursday, December 15, 2022

Cohabitation Attitudes Scale

Assessment name: Cohabitation Attitudes Scale

Scale overview: Brian Willoughby and Jason Carroll developed a six-item Cohabitation Attitudes Scale (2012a, 2012b).

Response Type: The items are rated on a six-point scale of agreement ranging from 1 = very strongly disagree to 6 = very strongly agree.

Scale items

Participants rate four items about the value of living together and two items asking if living together is all right.



The full set of six items is available in the PsycTESTS reference.


Reference for the scale

Willoughby, B. J., & Carroll, J. S. (2012). Cohabitation Attitudes Scale [Database record]. Retrieved from PsycTESTS. doi:

 Willoughby, B. J., & Carroll, J. S. (2012a). Correlates of attitudes toward cohabitation: Looking at the associations with demographics, relational attitudes, and dating behavior. Journal of Family Issues, 33, 1450-1476. doi: 10.1177/0192513X11429666


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