Dyadic Adjustment Scale
Name and Type of Measure
The Dyadic Adjustment Scale* is a pen-and-paper measure of the quality of a marriage or similar relationship.
DAS; DAS-7; RDAS
Dyadic adjustment is one of the most common constructs utilized for assessing marriages or similar romantic relationships (Spanier 1976) and has been used in relationship research for over 50 years in thousands of studies (Graham et al. 2006). These studies have involved adult relationships or marriages on a variety of topics such as stress, emotional health, relationship problems, and outcome studies for psychotherapy models. Definitions of dyadic adjustment include how much accommodation each partner gives the other or the degree to which a couple has established positive qualities in their relationship – such as resolving disagreements. Perhaps the most common definition conceptualizes dyadic adjustment as the quality of a romantic relationship involving two people (Spanier 1976). This quality may also reflect...
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