ERIC Number: ED108051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Behavioral Cues in the Judgement of Marital Satisfaction.
Royce, W. Stephen; Weiss, Robert L.
In order to identify behavioral cues which contribute to judgments of marital satisfaction/distress, 40 undergraduate judges rated the level of marital satisfaction of 24 couples shown on videotape and then listed the behavioral cues used in making their judgments. The stimulus tapes were problem-solving interactions of both distressed and nondistressed couples. The tapes were then scored for the actual occurrence of these cues. The judges specified cues which were able to discriminate marital satisfaction and distress (R=.71) with greater validity than that of the judges themselves (r=.40). The utility of defining interpersonal behavior in terms of dyadic units is discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association (54th, San Francisco, California, April 25-28, 1974)