Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS)

The Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) is a 32-item questionnaire that measures an individual’s perceptions of his/her relationship with an intimate partner.

ITEM CODING

Items 1-22, 25-28, and 32 are scored on a scale from 0 to 5

Items 23 and 24 are scored on a scale from 0 to 4

Items 29 and 30 are scored on a scale from 0 to 1

Item 31 is scored on a scale from 0 to 6

SCALES

Dyadic Consensus Scale: 1, 2, 3, 5, 7-15,

Dyadic Satisfaction Scale: 16-23, 31-32

Dyadic Cohesion Scale: 24-28

Affectional Expression Scale: 4, 6, 29-30

RESOURCE FILES

DAS Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Spanier, G. B. (1976). Measuring dyadic adjustment: New scales for assessing the quality of marriage and similar dyads. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 15-28.