long-distance relationships, validity study, geographically close relationships


This study investigated aspects of construct validity for the scores of a new long-distance romantic relationship measure. A single-factor structure of the long-distance romantic relationship index emerged, with convergent and discriminant evidence of external validity, high internal consistency reliability, and applied utility of the scores. Implications for counselors are discussed.

Original Citation

Pistole, M. Carole, and Amber Roberts. "Measuring Long-Distance Romantic Relationships: A Validity Study." Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development 44, no. 2 (2011): 63-76.