Brief Report. Applicability of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale for Measurement of Marital Quality with Turkish Couples

European Journal of Psychological Assessment (Impact Factor: 2.53). 10/2012; 16(3):214-218. DOI: 10.1027//1015-5759.16.3.214


Investigated the reliability and validity of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) in a Turkish sample of 264 married individuals (mean age 36.8 yrs). The α coefficient for the DAS was .92 and the computed split-half reliability coefficient was .86. The DAS correlated .82 with the Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Test. The original factor structure of the DAS was replicated in the present study. In general, the data indicated that the DAS provides a reliable and valid measure of marital adjustment for a Turkish sample. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)

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    • "Estos resultados concuerdan también con otros que valoran fiabilidad y validez del cuestionario, en el que los Coeficientes alfa oscilaron entre 0,70, para la subescala de 4 ítems Expresión de afecto y 0,95, para la puntuación total de 32 ítems (Carey et al., 1993). Son, también, poco diferentes de los obtenidos en su adaptación en una población turca (Fisiloglu y Demir, 2000), con coeficientes alfa 0,92 y de los obtenidos en USA con una muestra hispana (Youngblut et al., 2006) cuyas consistencias internas oscilan entre 0,67 (Expresión de afecto) y 0,93 para la puntuación total de la EAD. Una limitación importante de este estudio estriba en que, al estudiar una muestra oportunista (parejas que acuden a un Centro de Salud Mental) la generalización de los resultados no pueda ser extensible a la población general. "
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS). The answers of 456 Spaniards (228 couples, 45 of which were satisfied with their relationship) were factor analysed through a confirmatory factorial analysis. It was found that a tetra factorial model, similar to the one proposed by the author in his original study, fitted significantly better than a Hierarchic or monofactorial model. The internal consistency (Cronbach’s ) of the first order factors ranged between .60 and .84. Gender-separated analysis determined that the goodness of fit was equally good both in men and women and also between harmony and conflict sample. Cut-off scores for each dimension of the questionnaire were established. The results of this study are similar, as far as cut-off scores and internal consistency are concerned, to those of Spanier's original study and adaptation studies of the questionnaire in other countries. Its use can be recommended with populations of ill adjusted couples,
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    • "Higher scores reflect perception of better quality of relationship. The scale was adapted into Turkish by Fışıloğlu and Demir (2000) with sufficient psychometric properties. Problem Solving Inventory (PSI; Heppner & Peterson, 1982) was designed to assess people's perception of their problem solving abilities. "
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    ABSTRACT: This study has been planned and executed in order to determine and compare the marriage cohesions of men and women in respects of the relationships of spouses with his/her friends and his/her spouse's friends. The study has covered 413 married personnel and their spouses who were selected with the "Random Sampling Method", by the personnel who were working in different service classes in the center and Beytepe Campus of Hacettepe University. In order to measure the adjustment levels of the spouses, Dyadic Adjustment Scale, which is developed by Spanier (1976), has been applied. The averages of marriage adjustment score of both women and men increase as much as the levels of finding sufficient of relationships with his/her friends and his/her spouse's friends by himself/herself and of being satisfied from the relationships increase.
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