This scale is intended to estimate your current level of distress with each of the eighteen areas of your life listed below.
Relationship to spouse
Relationship to children
Relationship to other relatives
Management of time
Role of alcohol in home
Satisfaction with life
Social functioning‚ Life satisfaction‚ Finances and employment‚ and Marital distress
Social Functioning (8 items) = alpha .87; Life Satisfaction (5 items) = alpha .82; Finance and Employment (2items) = alpha .77; and Marital Distress (3 items) = alpha .80; and Total LDI (18 items) = alpha .89. The meanof the inter-item correlation was .47 with a range of .27 to .66.
7= The most distress I’ve ever felt‚ 6= Extremely distressed‚ 5= Very distressed‚ 4= Moderately distressed‚ 3= Somewhat distressed‚ 2= Very little distressed‚ 1= No distress
Thomas‚ E. J.‚ Yoshioka‚ M. R.‚ & Ager‚ R. D. (1994). Life Distress Inventory. In J. Fischer & Corcoran (Eds.)‚ Measures of clinical practice: A sourcebook (2nd ed.). (pp.267). New York‚ NY: Free Press.
Yoshioka‚ Marianne R.‚ Shibusawa‚ Tazuko. (2002). The Life Distress Inventory: A psychometric Evaluation. Research on Social Work Practice November‚ 12(6); 752-767
Corcoran‚ K.‚ & Fischer‚ J. (2000). Measures for clinical practice: A sourcebook (Vol.1). New York‚ NY: The Free Press.