Dyadic Coping Inventory
Name and Type of Measure
The Dyadic Coping Inventory is a self-report questionnaire that measures stress management in couples.
The Dyadic Coping Inventory (DCI*) is a widely used (Falconier et al. 2016) self-report questionnaire developed by Bodenmann (2008) to assess partners’ stress expression and dyadic coping behaviors as conceptualized in the Systemic-Transactional Model (STM; Bodenmann 1995, 2005). According to the STM, dyadic coping is viewed as a stress management process within the couple, which goes above and beyond social support received from others, where the communication of one partner’s stress, supportive dyadic coping, delegated dyadic coping, negative dyadic coping, and common or joint dyadic coping are differentiated.
Supportive dyadic copingincludes behaviors such as showing empathy and understanding, showing solidarity with the partner, helping the partner to reframe the situation, helping the partner to calm down, helping the partner...
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