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Marital Satisfaction Inventory, Revised

Douglas K. Snyder, PhD

Assesses conflict within a relationship
Paper and pencil, Software
Age range:
16 years to 92 years
25 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

The revised edition of the MSI assesses the nature and extent of conflict within a marriage or relationship.

  • Excellent for use at the beginning of marital therapy to guide subsequent treatment, the instrument helps couples communicate hard-to-express feelings. Also useful for premarital counseling and for use with separated couples attempting reconciliation.
  • Helps you identify relationship issues that may be contributing to individual or family problems, including depression, substance abuse, and trouble with children or adolescents.
  • Scores for both partners can be plotted on a single profile/answer form. The profile highlights the primary concerns of each partner, clearly indicating differences in their perceptions of the relationship.
  • Normative data were collected from 2,040 people (1,020 intact couples) whose demographics approximated the U.S. population in regard to geographic region, education, and ethnicity; gender-specific norms are provided.
  • A computerized scoring and interpretation program is also available.