Validation française d'une version brève de l'Échelle de satisfaction maritale

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serval:BIB_50A07D6FD275
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Validation française d'une version brève de l'Échelle de satisfaction maritale
Journal
European Review of Applied Psychology
Author(s)
Baertschi M., Flores Alves Dos Santos J., Tissot H., Canuto A., Favez N., Weber K.
ISSN
1162-9088
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/2017
Volume
67
Number
4
Pages
207-212
Language
french
Abstract
Introduction: Few measuring instruments of couple satisfaction maximizing the individual perception of the relationship exists in French. Settings such as Liaison psychiatry of a general hospital could benefit from a questionnaire adapting to a variety of clinical profiles. Objective: This article proposes a French revision and validation of the Marital Satisfaction Scale (MSS; Roach, Frazier, and Bowden, 1981), a 48-item self-reported questionnaire designed to evaluate personal satisfaction towards one's couple relationship. Method: A sample of 349 community-dwelling individuals aged 20–85 answered the MSS, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS; Spanier, 1976), and a series of inquiries related to sociodemographics. As an initial Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) did not validate the unidimensional structure postulated by the original authors, the item number was reduced to 14. Results: This brief version of the scale (MSS-14) was subsequently validated with an internal replication analysis, a strong criterion-related validity with the DAS (rs = 0.73, P < 0.001), an excellent internal consistency (α = 0.961, IC à 95% [0.955, 0.967]), a strong test-retest reliability (rs = 0.90, CI à 95% [0.85, 0.93], P< 0.001, Z = −0.033, P = 0.973), and strong item-to-total correlations (> 0.69). The MSS-14 could differentiate individuals with and without marital distress (AUC = 0.97), while no sociodemographic variable seemed to have a significant influence on couple satisfaction. Conclusion: The MSS-14 appears to be a reliable instrument to assess the personal satisfaction towards a couple relationship in community-dwelling adults.
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