Marital Satisfaction Scale
Psychologists have devised this 15-item scale to test the quality of one's marriage on aspects such as communication, intimacy, conflict resolution and financial management.
By Jourdan Travers, LCSW | October 23, 2023
The Marital Satisfaction Scale is a tool used in therapeutic settings to assess the quality of a couple's partnership objectively. This scale consists of 15 statements that provide insights into various aspects of a relationship. These statements cover areas such as the closeness of the relationship, satisfaction levels, understanding between partners, disagreements on important decisions and the overall happiness with the relationship.
Respondents rate their agreement with each statement, offering a nuanced view of their perceptions of the relationship. The scale is designed to reveal potential areas of concern or strain within the partnership. For example, if respondents consistently express dissatisfaction or indicate frequent disagreements on important decisions, it may suggest areas in need of attention or improvement in the relationship.
By using this scale, therapists can gain valuable information about the dynamics of a couple's relationship, enabling them to tailor interventions or guidance to address specific challenges and enhance marital satisfaction.
You can take this test here. Follow all of the steps to receive your results.
Step 1: For each of the statements below, indicate how much you agree with the following statement on a scale of 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 5 (Strongly Agree).
References: Fowers, B. J., & Olson, D. H. (1993). ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale: A brief research and clinical tool. Journal of Family psychology, 7(2), 176.