ERIC Number: ED102489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Marital Adjustment Over the Family Life Cycle: The Issue of Curvilinearity.
Spanier, Graham B.; And Others
Marital adjustment over the family life cycle is reexamined using data from probability samples of married couples studied in coordinated research projects in three different states--Iowa, Ohio, and Georgia. A total of 1,584 respondents completed the Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Scale and responded to questions about stage of the family life cycle. Techniques of curvilinear data analysis (orthogonal polynomials and eta, the measure of curvilinear association) are used to examine the findings of some previous studies which imply that a curvilinear or second order (or higher) polynomial function describes the relationship. The implications and utility of this technique are discussed. Data from the three samples is analyzed separately for males and females. The state of knowledge about marital adjustment over the family life cycle is assessed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Denison Univ., Granville, OH.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Locke Wallace Marital Adjustment Scale