ERIC Number: ED101264
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Improving Marital Prediction: A Model and a Pilot Study.
Dean, Dwight G.; Lucas, Wayne L.
A model for the prediction of marital adjustment is proposed which presents selected social background factors (e.g., education) and interactive factors (e.g., Bienvenu's Communication scale, Hurvitz' Role Inventory, Dean's Emotional Maturity and Commitment scales, Rosenberg's Self-Esteem scale) in order to account for as much of the variance in the Minimum Marital Adjustment score (husband's score or wife's score, whichever is lower) as possible. Communication, Perceived Emotional Maturity and Congruency between Husband's Expectations and Wife's Role Behavior accounted for most of the variance, with a coefficient of multiple determination of .57 with marital adjustment, when Social Desirability was controlled. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations (St. Louis, Missouri, October 1974)