Dating infidelity scale
Within the confirmatory factor analysis, three models were analyzed: a model with seven uncorrelated factors, a model with seven correlated factors and a model with six uncorrelated factors.
The values of absolute indicators of the final scale, with 27 items, emphasized the superiority of the model with seven uncorrelated factors: sadness, dread, anger, pain, fear, jealousy and guilt.
The results of this study showed that "the rape survivors differed from the controls in reporting higher fear of intimacy…
[suggesting] that the experience of rape is related to women's discomfort in close relationships".
Examples of partner-social interactions are talking to a romantic interest, asking/going on a dinner date, hugging, holding hands, and kissing.
…The attachment dimensions and the FIS were significantly correlated in the predicted direction with trait anxiety".
The Fear of Intimacy Scale (FIS) is a 35-item self-evaluation that can determine the level of fear of intimacy that an individual has.
This test can determine this level even if the individual is not in a relationship.
Fear of intimacy is generally a social phobia and anxiety disorder resulting in difficulty forming close relationships with another person.
The term can also refer to a scale on a psychometric test, or a type of adult in attachment theory psychology.