Validation of a Questionnaire to Assess the Difficulties of Couples in Stepfamilies

Validation of a Questionnaire to Assess the Difficulties of Couples in Stepfamilies

Validation of a Questionnaire to Assess the Difficulties of Couples in Stepfamilies

Validation of a Questionnaire to Assess the Difficulties of Couples in Stepfamiliess

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Référence bibliographique [5943]

Beaudry, Madeleine, Parent, Claudine, Saint-Jacques, Marie-Christine, Guay, Stéphane et Boisvert, Jean-Marie. 2001. «Validation of a Questionnaire to Assess the Difficulties of Couples in Stepfamilies ». Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, vol. 35, no 1/2, p. 155-172.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« This article is about the development and the psychometric qualities of the QCS. » (p. 156)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« [...] [T]he sample is composed of 132 women and 106 men from different couples. » (p. 158)

Instruments :
- the Questionnaire for Couples in Stepfamilies (QCS)
- the MAT (Locke & Wallace, 1959)

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« This study seeks to validate the Questionnaire tor Couples in Stepfamilies (QCS). This questionnaire was created to assess individual perception of the nature and intensity of difficulties experienced by couples in stepfamilies. One hundred and thirty-two women and 106 men in stepfamilies completed both the OCS and the Marital Adjustment Test (MAT) (Locke & Wallace, 1959) to confirm convergent validity. According to factorial analysis, the QCS includes a unique factor for each of the four following scales: (1) difficulties associated with the social and family dimension; (2) difficulties associated with the role of spouse; (3) difficulties associated with the role of parent; (4) difficulties associated with the role of stepparent. As the Cronbach’s alphas are all greater than .80, they reveal a strong internal consistency for each scale. It was also possible to calculate a clinical cutting score separating satisfied spouses from dissatisfied ones for each scale. » (pp. 155-156)