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Adaptation of the Relationship Assessment Scale for Use in Bangladesh



The aim of the present research was to adapt the Relationship Assessment Scale, designed to measure one’s relationship satisfaction in a romantic relation. Data were collected from conveniently selected 263 adult participants (age range 18 to 58 years) who were engaged in romantic relationships (married or dating). Participants responded to a questionnaire that included measures of relationship satisfaction and dispositional mindfulness. Results showed that the Bangla RAS poses sound reliability (Cronbach’s Alpha 0.86, split-half reliability 0.82) temporal stability (test-retest reliability 0.88) and a moderate validty. These results demonstrated that this scale is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing quality of interpersonal relationship. Future research is needed for establishing sound validty involving diverse population.
... The Bangla version (Chowdhury et al. 2016) of RAS was originally developed by Hendrick in 1988. The responses were graded on a 5-point Likert-type scale ranging from 1 (low satisfaction) to 5 (high satisfaction). ...
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The goal of this study was to see how forgiveness tendencies and relationship satisfaction influenced people's sense of gratitude or feelings of thankfulness. Following the purposive sampling technique, data was collected from 202 respondents who were either married or engaged in a romantic relationship using the translated Bangla form of the Heartland Forgiveness Scale and Gratitude Questionnaire and the adapted Bangla version of the Relationship Assessment Scale. Individuals' feelings of thankfulness were shown to be substantially connected with perceived forgiveness (r = .331, p < .01) and relationship satisfaction (r = .433, p < .01). The two independent variables, forgiveness and relationship satisfaction, have a significant inter-correlation (r = .231, p < .01). Furthermore, these two variables were predictors of people's feelings of gratitude, accounting for 24.4 percent of the variation. Relationship satisfaction was the largest predictor, accounting for 18.8% of the variation in feelings of gratitude. The findings of this study can be extremely beneficial to mental health practitioners in developing and implementing intervention strategies to expand the sense of gratitude, forgiveness tendencies, and satisfaction toward one's partner in order to promote positive mental health.
... The RAS (9) has been adapted into Bangla (10) . Used to assess relationship satisfaction in general, it is a 7 item 5 point Likert scale whereby 1=low satisfaction and 5=high satisfaction. ...
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Bangladesh is an over populated country with a high incidence of traumaticbrain injury (TBI) for which neuropsychological services are only just emerging.In this context the present study undertook in a culturally sensitive manner totranslate into Bangla (Bengali) the Brain Injury Questionnaire of Sexuality (BIQS)and to present findings from a sample of TBI patients. Standard proceduresincluding back translation for scale adaptation were followed. The Banglaversion of BIQS (BIQS-B) were applied on 30 TBI and 53 healthy sample. Factorand principle component analysis of the BIQS-B yielded three components as inthe original scale explaining 75.3% of the total variance. Reliability is satisfactory,matching that of the English version. The TBI sample scored lower on the BIQS-Bthan did the healthy controls by virtue of not reporting the positive changes insexuality over time that the health controls reported (means of 43.90 vs 52.02, p <0.001). In a very different culture, the factor structure of the BIQS-B is in factsimilar to the English version and has acceptable reliability and validity, hencecontributing to the goal of improving access to services not just in Bangladeshbut in Bangla speaking minority ethnic groups in other countries. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 31(1): 183-191, 2022 (January)
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