Authenticity in relationships scale (AIRS)

Published1st September 2014

This scale assesses “relational authenticity”, meaning the attitudes people have about the importance of engaging in open and honest self-disclosure. Those who have high levels of relational authenticity have clear expectations that they and their partner avoid distorting or denying truthful personal and relational experiences.


37 item self-scoring questionnaire, on scale of 1 (not at all descriptive) to 9 (very descriptive). Completion of questionnaire gives 3 scores: Unacceptability of Deception, Intimate Risk-Taking and Authenticity in Relationships score.

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