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Assessing disharmony and disaffection in intimate relationships: Revision of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory factor scales.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19086757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Previous research has identified 2 broad components of distress in intimate relationships: overt conflict, or disharmony, and emotional distance, or disaffection. Using confirmatory factor analysis, the authors derived 2 broadband scales of disharmony and disaffection from the Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised (D. K. Snyder, 1997), building upon previous measures of these constructs (D. K. Snyder & Regts, 1982) derived from the original instrument. The new scales demonstrated high internal consistency and test-retest reliability, as well as discriminative validity and convergent validity with independent criteria of relationship functioning. Distinct distributions of these scales in community and clinical samples suggested their complementary role in research on intimate relationships and assessment of couples in treatment.
Authors:
Rachael L Herrington; Alexandra E Mitchell; Angela M Castellani; Jana I Joseph; Douglas K Snyder; David H Gleaves
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Validation Studies    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological assessment     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1040-3590     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Assess     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-17     Completed Date:  2009-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915253     Medline TA:  Psychol Assess     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4235, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Affect*
Female
Humans
Interpersonal Relations*
Male
Marriage / psychology*
Personal Satisfaction*
Questionnaires*
Reproducibility of Results
Sexual Partners*

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