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DAS™

Dyadic Adjustment Scale

Graham Spanier, Ph.D.

Measuring both partners’ perceptions to measure the relationship adjustment


DAS™

Overview

Overview

The DAS is a self-report measure of relationship adjustment.

  • Extensive research, including over 1,000 published studies, supports the use of the DAS in determining the degree of dissatisfaction couples are experiencing
  • By measuring both partners' perceptions, you can see where the ratings are different and ultimately gain a clearer picture of where the problems are rooted
  • With 32 items, it takes only 5-10 minutes to administer
  • Normative data included a sample of 218 married individuals and 94 newly divorced individuals

Key Areas Measured


Key Areas Measured

  • Dyadic Consensus
  • Dyadic Satisfaction
  • Affectional Expression
  • Dyadic Cohesion

Quick Reference

Age

Age

18 and Older

Administration Type

Administration Type

Self

Administration Time

Administration Time

5 to 10 Minutes

Number of Items

Number of Items

32

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored
 

Quick Reference

Age

Age

18 and Older

Administration Type

Administration Type

Self

Administration Time

Administration Time

5 to 10 Minutes

Number of Items

Number of Items

32

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored
 

Reports

Reports

How To Use

How To Use

Reliability and Validity

Reliability and Validity

Normative Data

Normative Data

Profile Reports summarize the results of an individual administration, providing scores for all scales.

The DAS is used in clinical settings and for counseling adults. With 32 items, it takes only 5 to 10 minutes to administer. The normative data include a sample of 218 married individuals and 94 newly divorced individuals. Available in handscored and software formats. 

Reliability and Validity

DAS was developed following rigorous test-development procedures. Psychometrically, it has been acknowledged as one of the best paper-and-pencil indicators of dyadic adjustment (Cohen, 1985; Follette & Jacobson, 1985; Johnson & Greenberg, 1985) with more than 1,000 scientific investigations. Since its development, a tremendous amount of knowledge about dyadic relationships and their dissolution has been obtained through the use of DAS. It is therefore a widely used instrument for clinical and research applications with couples. Detailed data are presented in the manual including:

  • Internal-Consistency Reliability, Inter-Rater Reliability, and Test- Retest Reliability
  • An examination of group differences among seven different samples. Of these groups, correlations between dyadic adjustment and gender differences, as well as dyadic adjustment and sex role orientation are discussed in greater detail
  • Two clinical examples to show the application of DAS and to illustrate its potential uses

The data for the married sample are based on a group of 218 married individuals. The divorced databased are based on a group of 94 recently divorced individuals. In addition, a small sample of never-married cohabitating couples was also given the questionnaire to determine applicability of the scale for non-marital dyads. A complete demographic description and selected social characteristics of the samples are described in greater detail in the DAS Manual.

Pricing
Online

Online

Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Software

Software

Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Handscored

Handscored

QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.

Starter Kits
Certification

Starter Kits

Simulations
Certification

Simulations

Kits

DAS Kit

DAS Manual and 20 Forms

Handscored
CA: $116.00

Forms

DAS Forms

DAS Quikscore Forms

Handscored
CA: $82.00
(20 Forms - 10 couples/PKG)

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Online Scoring

Online Scoring

Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Materials

Other Materials

Other Materials

DAS Manual

DAS Manual

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CA:
$57.00