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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


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Factor Structure and Reliability of Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) in Russian Population 7283


Poliakova J.M.
Clinical Psychologist, Clinical and Family Counselor, Psychiatric Clinical Hospital № 4 named after P.B. Gannushkin, Moscow, Russia

Sorokova M.G.
Doctor of Education, PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Professor, Chair of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Information Technology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Garanyan N.G.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

This study examines the psychometric properties of the Russian-version of G. Spanier’s Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS). 302 subjects (84 couples) participated in this research and each partner responded individually to the PFB or to both scales. The results of the exploratory factor analysis revealed a three-factor structure of the scale, which was endorsed by the means of confirmatory factor analysis. Three subscales and total score revealed appropriate reliability — internal consistency and split reliability. The construct validity was confirmed by correlations between DAS subscales and other instruments testing theoretically close constructs. External validity was confirmed by correlations between DAS subscales and perfectionism which shows that mentally focusing on one’s imperfections and failures is negatively related to subjective well-being in a marriage.

Keywords: dyadic adjustment scale, exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, reliability, construct validity

Column: Methods of diagnosing personality directedness in significant life situations


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