Applicability of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale for measurement of marital quality with Turkish couples.
ABSTRACT 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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ABSTRACT: Drawing on a uniquely large number of items on marital quality, this study explores the determinants of marital quality in Chitwan Valley, Nepal. Marital quality is measured with five dimensions identified through exploratory factor analysis, comprising satisfaction, communication, togetherness, problems, and disagreements. Gender, education, spouse choice, and marital duration emerge as the most important determinants of these dimensions of marital quality. Specifically, men, those with more schooling, those who participated in the choice of their spouse, and those who have been married longer have higher levels of marital quality. By contrast, caste, occupation, age at marriage, and number of children have little to no association with marital quality. However, while we identify key determinants of marital quality in this context, the majority of variation in marital quality remains unexplained.Social Science Research 01/2013; 42(1):59-70. · 1.27 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of adult attachment styles and gender in predicting marital adjustment of married individuals. Measures of adult attachment and marital adjustment were administered to 204 (134 female, 70 male) married people. Using multiple linear regression analysis, it was found that avoidance and gender were significant predictors of marital adjustment. The findings were discussed in the light of literature.Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 5:367–371.
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ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: Although there are many studies trying to evaluate the effect of infertility on marital relations (MR) and quality of life (QoL) in developed counties, there have been no studies in Turkey. As in many societies around the world, lack of pregnancy and the resulting childlessness are often highly stigmatized, leading to profound social suffering for infertile couples in Turkey. STUDY DESIGN: This study was planned as a case-control study in order to investigate the effects of infertility on MR and QoL. It was conducted among 58 primary infertile and 51 fertile couples. The Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) and the World Health Organization QoL Scale (WHOQOL-BREF) were applied at the infertility department of the Istanbul University's faculty of medicine. The t-test, Mann-Whitney U, ANOVA and Pearson's correlation coefficient were used. RESULTS: The socio-demographic properties were similar for both groups. The QoL average score was higher for the infertile group. There were no gender differences in QoL for infertile couples. The total DAS score was higher than the cut-off score for both groups (114.44±18.53 for infertile, 110.29±18.28 for fertile couples; p>0.05). Infertile women's DAS and QoL scores were higher than the fertile women's (p<0.05). Other than in the social domain, all QoL scores were higher for infertile men than fertile men (p<0.05). There was a positive correlation between the DAS and QoL scores. CONCLUSIONS: It was determined that infertility did not have a negative impact on MR and QoL measurements. There were no gender differences.European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology 08/2012; · 1.97 Impact Factor