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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

Measuring Marital Satisfaction

The Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (KMSS) is a frequently used short measure of relationship quality. using just three items, the KMSS has yielded highly reliable and validity data. Internal consistency (alpha) values were in the 90s range (see for example Schumm et al., 2008) . Validity data were also adequate when the KMSS was compared with longer measures like the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS; see for example Schumm et al., 1986 ). The scale was developed by Walter R. Schumm of Kansas State University. See additional references below. The scale may be used for educational and research purposes without permission. Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (KMSS): 3-items Items are rated on a 7-point scale ranging from 1 (extremely dissatisfied) to 7 (extremely satisfied). 1.       How satisfied are you with your marriage? 2.       How satisfied are you with your husband/wife as a spouse? 3.       How satisfied are you with your relationship with your husband/w