ERIC Number: ED035049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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The Relationship of Congruence of Spouses' Personal Constructs and Reported Marital Success.
Weigel, Richard G.; And Others
Based on Kelly's theory of Personal Constructs, it was hypothesized that there is a positive relationship between the degree of congruence of spouses Personal Constructs (PCs) and their reported marital success. Twenty-four couples, married from six months to 31 years, volunteered as Ss. To assess PCs, each S was administered a 40-dimension scale from which he was to choose the 10 dimensions most useful to him in describing other people. Marital success was evaluated by use of the Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Test. Correlations indicated no significant relationship between the number of shared PCs and marital adjustment scores for male or female Ss. Further examination of the data suggested that certain methodological difficulties may have obscured the results. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Dept. of Psychology.
Note: Paper presented at the Colorado Psychological Association Convention, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1969