ERIC Number: ED035047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Personal Construct Theory Applied to the Marriage Relationship.
Richardson, Frank C.; Weigel, Richard G.
This paper presents an integrative theoretical framework for the conceptualization of the marriage relationship in terms of Kelly's psychology of personal constructs. Personal construct theory offers a productive model which can account for research findings related to most of the variables found to be relevant to marital success. Personal construct theory is shown to have merit in providing an integrative model for the assimilation of the various research findings into a meaningful overall context. The theoretical model is further discussed in terms of its implications for the generation of testable hypotheses regarding the marriage relationship. (Author/EK)
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Hypothesis Testing, Individual Characteristics, Interpersonal Relationship, Marriage, Models, Personality, Personality Theories, Role Theory, Social Relations
University Counseling Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.
Note: Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 14--17, 1969