A Cross-National Comparison of Mexican and Mexican American Couples Using the Marital Satisfaction Inventory–Revised (Spanish) Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined psychometric properties of the Spanish translation of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised (MSI-R) in a sample of 71 Spanish-speaking couples in Mexico. Results from this sample were compared to findings obtained from 65 Mexican American couples who completed the MSI-R in Spanish. Both the internal consistency and factor structure of the Spanish MSI-R with Mexican couples were found to be comparable to findings on the Spanish MSI-R for Mexican American couples. Moreover, multivariate analysis indicated no significant mean profile differences between these two groups as a function of nationality, gender, or nationality-by-gender interaction. These findings offer initial evidence toward establishing the appropriateness of the Spanish MSI-R for use with Spanish-dominant Mexican couples.

author list (cited authors)

  • Negy, C., Snyder, D. K., & Diáz-Loving, R.

citation count

  • 26

publication date

  • March 2004