Dyadic Adjustment Scale: A Validation Study among Older French-Canadians Living in Relationships

Dyadic Adjustment Scale: A Validation Study among Older French-Canadians Living in Relationships

Dyadic Adjustment Scale: A Validation Study among Older French-Canadians Living in Relationships

Dyadic Adjustment Scale: A Validation Study among Older French-Canadians Living in Relationshipss

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Référence bibliographique [13259]

Villeneuve, Laurence. 2015. «Dyadic Adjustment Scale: A Validation Study among Older French-Canadians Living in Relationships ». La revue canadienne du vieillissement / Canadian Journal on Aging, vol. 34, no 1, p. 26-35.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«L’objectif principal de cette étude est de décrire la structure factorielle et la validité de l’Échelle d’Ajustement Dyadique (ÉAD)». (p. 26)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The data stemmed from a prospective study of older couples aged 65 or older and living within French-speaking Quebec communities. […] Of the initial sample, 88.1 per cent of participants (women=446, men=449) answered all the questions [...] and statistical analyses were performed using these participants.» (p. 28-29)

Instruments :
- Dyadic Adjustment Scale
- Perceived Spousal Support Questionnaire
- Quebec Health Survey’s Index of Psychological Distress

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«The DAS [Dyadic Adjustment Scale] appears to adequately measure the marital adjustment of older people living in relationships. However, regarding the factor loadings of items 17 and 29, along with the reliability of the Affective Expression subscale, it seems that older couples may have specific characteristics that should be taken into consideration. Indeed, as reported by the low reliability score of the Affective Expression subscale, along with the low factor loading of item 29, questions on sexuality should be reviewed to reflect expressions of intimacy more adequately when evaluating marital adjustment for this population. Moreover, it would be of interest if the questionnaire were not biased by a generation effect in which some items may not be relevant for this sample, as item 17 seems to indicate.» (p. 33)