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Invariance Testing

  Invariance Testing in Psychology Invariance testing is a statistical technique to assist researchers in determining the degree of comparability of a measure, which has been used with different groups. When a measure has been modified, translated, or used with people in various cultures, invariance testing can help determine if the same construct is being measured by the changes to the original measure and how people in different groups may understand the items. Invariance testing is important to ensure a measure functions in the same way (measures the same concept) in different groups. Hypothetical Example : A 16-item measure of forgiveness may have been originally written in American English and tested with college samples. The items are translated into four different languages and administered in ten different locations. One thing a researcher can do is examine the psychometric properties in the different samples. They may also consider correlations with other measures.  Anot

Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale

  Assessment name:   Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS) Scale overview: The Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS) is a 14-item self-report assessment of three categories of a couple relationships (Consensus, Satisfaction, Cohesion). Authors: Dean M. Busby and others (see Busby et al., 1995) Response Type: The items are rated on a 5- or 6-point scale. High scores represent greater stability and relationship satisfaction. Scale items (Example) Most persons have disagreements in their relationships. Please indicate below the approximate extent of agreement or disagreement between you and your partner for each item on the following list.     1 Religious matters    2. Demonstrations of affection ******    9. Do you ever regret that you married (or lived together)?     Psychometric properties The authors report alpha .90. The RDAS was moderately correlated with the Marital Adjustment Test (.68) and highly correlated with the original Dyadic Adjustment Scale

Self-Compassion Scale

  Relaxation 2023 Created with Bing AI Assessment name:   Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) Scale overview: The Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) is a 26 item self-report rating scale revealing compassionate responses towards oneself in six categories. Author: Kristin Neff Response Type: the scale uses a five point rating scale of frequency where 1 = Almost Never and 5 = Almost Always Scale items There are 26 items, which are associated with six subscales (see below). Some items are reverse scored. 1. I’m disapproving and judgmental about my own flaws and inadequacies. 2. When I’m feeling down I tend to obsess and fixate on everything that’s wrong. 3. When things are going badly for me, I see the difficulties as part of life that everyone goes through. 4. When I think about my inadequacies, it tends to make me feel more separate and cut off from the rest of the world. 5. I try to be loving towards myself when I’m feeling emotional pain. 6. When I fail at something importa