Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy

2019 Edition
| Editors: Jay L. Lebow, Anthony L. Chambers, Douglas C. Breunlin

Marital Satisfaction Inventory: Revised

  • Molly F. GasbarriniEmail author
  • Douglas K. Snyder
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49425-8_399

Name and Type of Measure

Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised (MSI-R); multidimensional measure of intimate relationship functioning designed to identify the nature and intensity of distress in distinct areas of partner interaction.

Introduction

The Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised (MSI-R; Snyder 1997) is a multidimensional measure of intimate relationship functioning designed to identify the nature and intensity of distress in distinct areas of partner interaction. The MSI-R is written at a 6th grade reading level and is composed of 150 true-false items. The measure is administered to both partners separately and requires approximately 25 min to complete. Each individual’s results can be scored and interpreted separately or – preferably and more informatively – the results from both members of the couple can be displayed and interpreted in conjunction with one another. Administration and scoring can be conducted with hand-scored paper-and-pencil materials or with either paper...

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References

  1. Antonelli, P., Dettore, D., Lasagni, I., Snyder, D. K., & Balderrama-Durbin, C. (2014). Gay and lesbian couples in Italy: Comparisons with heterosexual couples. Family Process, 53, 702–716.PubMedGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.California School of Professional PsychologyAlliant International UniversityLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jessica Rohlfing Pryor
    • 1
  1. 1.The Family Institute at Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA