Marital Satisfaction: Psychometric Properties of the PFB and Comparison with the DAS


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Abstract

This study examines the psychometric properties of the French-version of the Partnership Questionnaire (PFB) and compares this questionnaire with the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS). 225 couples, married or living together for at least 3 years, participated in this research and each partner responded individually to the PFB or to both scales. The results indicate that the structure of the PFB replicates the theoretical three-factor structure for both women and men. Moreover, the cross-language replicability of the structure was high. The correlation between the DAS and the PFB was also high (r = .79) and the three canonical correlation variates explained 58% or more of the variance of both scales. The PFB is sensitive to couple characteristics and the agreement within couples is high. The French-version of the PFB has good psychometric properties and seems well suited for measuring marital satisfaction for clinical and research purposes.

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