INDEX OF MARITAL SATISFACTION (INS)
By Walter W. Hudson
This questionnaire is designed to measure the degree of satisfaction you have with your present marriage. It is not a test, so there are no right or wrong answers. Answer each item as carefully and as accurately as you can by placing a number beside each statement as follows.
1 - Rarely or none of the time
2 - A little of the time
3 - Sometime
4 - A good part of the time
5 - Most or all of the time
- I feel my partner is affectionate enough.
- I feel that my partner treats me badly.
- I feel that my partner really cares for me.
- I feel that I would not choose the same partner if I had it to do over.
- I feel that I can trust my partner.
- I feel that our relationship is breaking up.
- I feel that my partner doesn't understand me.
- I feel that our relationship is a good one.
- I feel that ours is a very happy relationship.
- I feel that our life together is dull.
- I feel that we have a lot of fun together.
- I feel that my partner doesn't confide in me.
- I feel that ours is a very close relationship.
- I feel that I cannot rely on my partner.
- I feel that we do not have enough interests in common.
- I feel that we manage arguments and disagreements very well.
- I feel that we do a good job of managing our finances.
- I feel that I should never have married my partner.
- I feel that my partner and I get along very well together.
- I feel that our relationship is stable.
- I fell that my partner is pleased with me as a sex partner.
- I feel that we should do more things together.
- I feel that the future looks bright for our relationship.
- I feel that our relationship is empty.
- I feel there is no excitement in our relationship.
To score this questionnaire the positively worded items must be reverse-scored. If you have scored a positively worded item as 1 it is re-scored as 5, 2 becomes 4, 3 remains 3, 4 becomes 2 and a score of 5 becomes 1. The positively scored items that must be reversed scored are 1,3,5,8,9,11,13,16,17,19,20,21,23. After all the positively worded items have been reverse scored, all 25 items are summed. The final step is to subtract 25 from this sum. Scores below 30 are considered indicative of satisfaction with the relationship. The higher the score the more dissatisfaction with the relationship is indicated.
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