ERIC Number: EJ468187
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
The Roles of Conflict Engagement, Escalation, and Avoidance in Marital Interaction: A Longitudinal View of Five Types of Couples.
Gottman, John M.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v61 n1 p6-15 Feb 1993
Studied 73 couples twice 4 years apart. Proposed typology of five groups of couples (validators, volatiles, avoiders, hostile, and hostile/detached) based on observational data of Time 1 resolution of conflict, specific affects, and affect sequences. Over four years, groups differed significantly in serious consideration of divorce and in frequency of divorce. Proposed balance theory of marriage. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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