Reliability and equivalence of the Spanish translation of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised (MSI-R)
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ETHNIC-MINORITIES; ACCULTURATION; AMERICANS; HISPANICS; MARRIAGE; FAMILIES; ISSUES; Psychology, Clinical
This study examined the reliability and linguistic equivalence of the Spanish translation of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised (MSI-R) in a sample of 86 bilingual Mexican American couples. Overall, findings provided preliminary support for using this translation of the MSI-R with respondents whose preferred language is Spanish. Coefficients of internal consistency and temporal stability for scales constituting the Spanish MSI-R averaged .72 and .75, respectively. Linguistic equivalence coefficients for respondents completing the MSI-R in both languages averaged .69. Multivariate analyses of variance indicated no significant effect for language of administration on MSI-R scale scores. Discussion emphasizes caveats in using the Spanish MSI-R and directions for further research.
"Reliability and equivalence of the Spanish translation of the Marital Satisfaction Inventory-Revised (MSI-R)" (2000). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 2718.