Assessing Intimate Relationships of Chinese Couples in Taiwan Using the Marital Satisfaction Inventory–Revised Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The current study examined the psychometric characteristics of the Chinese translation of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised (MSI-R) in a community sample of 117 couples from Taiwan. The Chinese MSI-R demonstrated moderate to strong internal consistency. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed similar scale factor structures in the Taiwanese and U.S. standardization samples. Mean profile comparisons between the current Taiwanese sample and the original MSI-R standardization sample revealed statistically significant but small differences on several subscales. Overall, the psychometric characteristics of the Chinese MSI-R lend support to its use with couples from diverse cultural backgrounds whose sole or preferred language is Chinese. It may also be appropriate to use the MSI-R in clinical settings for prevention or intervention efforts directed at Chinese-speaking couples. The implications of these findings for clinical and research purposes are discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Lou, Y., Lin, C., Chen, C., Balderrama-Durbin, C., & Snyder, D. K.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • June 2015