The aim of the study was to assess the reliability and validity of the Turkish adaptation of Intimate Adult Relationship Questionnaire– Short Form (IARQ/SF), which can be used to examine individuals’ perceptions of their spouses or intimate partners’ acceptance-rejection. A total of 413 university students (305 (73.8%) women and 108 men (26.2%) between the ages of aged 18 and 25 years) participated in the study. The mean duration of the relationship was 24.49 (S = 21.75, range = 1-112) months. In the study, the Relationship Satisfaction subscale of the Relationship Stability Scale was also used in order to evaluate the criterion-related validity of the IARQ/SF. The findings of the confirmatory factor analysis showed that the revised 4-factor model, which were obtained by loading the item 13 to warmth/affection factor instead of the indifference/neglect factor in the original form, has better and acceptable fit index values. It was found that the scale had good internal consistency and two half-test reliability coefficients, and the criterion-related validity characteristics were in the expected direction. All findings revealed that the revised 4-factor IARQ/SF is a valid and reliable scale that can be used in both scientific studies and clinical practice in Turkey.
Key words: Close relationships, intimate partner acceptance-rejection, validity, reliability