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Marital satisfaction: Psychometric properties of the PFB and comparison with the DAS
Swiss Journal of Psychology
This study examines the French versions of two marital satisfaction scales: the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) and the Partnership Questionnaire (PFB). 127 couples, married or living together for at least 3 years, participated in this research and each partner responded individually to both scales. The analysis revealed high internal consistencies for both scales and most of the subscales. Concerning the DAS, the factorial structure did not replicate the theoretical structure. Moreover, the structure underlying this scale seems unstable across cultures. On the other hand, the structure of the PFB seems reliable and stable through cultures. The correlation between the DAS and the PFB is high (r=.80) and the three canonical correlation variates explain about 60% of the variance of both scales. Both scales are sensitive to demographic variables and couple characteristics. The agreement within couples is high. The PFB seems well suited to assess marital satisfaction for clinical and research purposes.
Marital satisfaction, marital adjustment, test validity, construct validity, French, DAS, PFB
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