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A Confirmatory Analysis of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale

Graham B. Spanier and Linda Thompson
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 44, No. 3 (Aug., 1982), pp. 731-738
DOI: 10.2307/351593
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/351593
Page Count: 8
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A Confirmatory Analysis of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale
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Abstract

The dyadic adjustment scale is critically evaluated by reconsidering the factor structure of the scale and its subscales using a maximum likelihood, confirmatory factor-analysis procedure. A new sample is studied three years later from the same geographical area. High reliability was confirmed for the overall scale. The four subscale factors appear robust and account for 94% of the covariance among the items, although subscale affiliations were not perfectly replicated in the confirmatory factor solution. The findings of the re-evaluation are encouraging, suggesting that confidence in the scale is warranted for subsequent users.

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