Factor scales for assessing marital disharmony and disaffection. Academic Article uri icon


  • Two broad-band factor scales of marital distress were constructed as a supplement to existing profile scales of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory. The 2 new scales, labeled Disaffection and Disharmony, were derived from factor analysis of the 127 items comprising the Global Distress and Affective Triad Profile scales. Subsequent analyses of data from 754 married Ss confirmed both the internal consistency and temporal reliability of the factor scales. Criterion-related validity was demonstrated by documenting the scales' relationship to clinicians' ratings of 20 couples entering marital therapy. (17 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). 1982 American Psychological Association.

published proceedings

  • J Consult Clin Psychol

author list (cited authors)

  • Snyder, D. K., & Regts, J. M.

citation count

  • 37

complete list of authors

  • Snyder, DK||Regts, JM

publication date

  • October 1982