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The DLB Scale allows both negative and positive emotions to be measured. In addition to stress, an important aspect of psychological resilience in the sense of protective factors and resistance is recorded. 17 areas of life considered important were used as a basis for the construction and an item was formed for each area of life. These are 1 partnership/marriage, 2 sexuality, 3 children, 4 parents, 5 friends, 6 neighbours/citizens, 7 colleagues, 8 work, 9 leisure time, 10 health, 11 finances, 12 housing, 13 environment, 14 home, 15 politics, 16 future, 17 life balance. With the exception of the "Apartment" item, the questionnaire was psychometrically tested on N = 158 non-clinical subjects. The selectivity lies between rit = .19-.57. Reliability: The self-evaluation sheet has a good internal consistency (Cronbach's Alpha = .74-.77). Validity: A calculation of the item intercorrelations shows low to medium correlations between the items. The factor analysis suggests a five-factor solution.
Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). (2019). Open Test Archive: DLB. Differentieller Lebensbelastungsfragebogen. Available at: https://www.testarchiv.eu/en/test/9007493
Linden, M. & Ritter, K. (2018). DLB. Differentieller Lebensbelastungsfragebogen [Verfahrensdokumentation und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name DLB
English Name Differential Life Burden Scale
Authors Linden, M., Ritter, K.
Published in Test archive 2018
Copyright/Licence Copyright Authors; CC-BY-SA 4.0
Key words Emotional Adjustment, Stress, Resilience (Psychological), Sexuality, Marriage, Parents, Leisure Time, Health, Politics, Future, Home Environment, Neighborhoods
Language versions deu
Application age Adults
Item number 17 items
Subscales (1) Partnership/Marriage, (2) Sexuality, (3) Children, (4) Parents, (5) Friends, (6) Neighbors, (7) Colleagues, (8) Work, (9) Leisure, (10) Health, (11) Finance, (12) Housing, (13) Environment, (14) Home, (15) Politics, (16) Future, (17) Life Balance
Application Time approx. 3 min.
Interpretation time A few minutes.
Internal consistency: Cronbach's Alpha = .74-.77.
Findings on factorial and construct validity.
Applications Clinical Diagnosis, Research
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
First published in
Linden, M. & Ritter, K. (2007). Differentielle Lebensbelastetheit. Psychiatrie & Psychotherapie, 3/4, 140-147.
Feedback on the use of a procedure from the Open Test Archive of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) to the test author(s)
Dr. Kathrin Ritter, Dipl.-Psych., Psychotherapeutin, Psychiatrisch-psyschotherapeutische Praxen, Alt-Buckow 9-11, D-10117 Berlin
Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Psych. Michael Linden, Forschungsgruppe Psychosomatische Rehabilitation, Rehabilitationszentrum Seehof der Deutschen Rentenversicherung, Lichterfelder Allee 55, D-14513 Teltow