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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.

Mark Travers, Ph.D.

By Mark Travers, Ph.D. | 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).

Step 2: Enter your age, gender, region, and first name so we can provide you with a detailed report that compares your test scores to people similar to you.

Step 3: Check to make sure you've provided answers to all of the statements/questions above. Once you've done that, click the button below to send your responses to Awake Therapy's Lead Psychologist, Mark Travers, Ph.D. He will provide you with an overview of how you scored relative to others (all answers are anonymized and confidential to protect users' privacy). He can also answer any follow-up questions you may have.

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.

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