Dimensionality of the chinese dyadic adjustment scale based on confirmatory factor analyses

Tan Lei Shek, C. K. Cheung

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Based on the responses of 1,501 Chinese married adults to the Chinese version of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (C-DAS), confirmatory factor analyses showed that four factors were abstracted from the C-DAS (Dyadic Consensus, Dyadic Cohesion, Dyadic Satisfaction and Affectional Expression) and these four primary factors were subsumed under a second-order Dyadic Adjustment factor. Invariance of the factorial structure between men and women were also found. The findings suggest that the dimensions of marital adjustment assessed by the Dyadic Adjustment Scale [Spanier (1976). Journal of Marriage and the Family, 38, 15-28] can be replicated in the Chinese culture, although some minor refinement might be needed. The present findings also provide support for the use of the C-DAS for assessing marital adjustment in Chinese people. 2007.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-212
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Indicators Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Assessment
  • Chinese
  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Marital adjustment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Sciences(all)


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