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ERIC Number: ED377411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug-21
Pages: 11
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Patterns in Marital Interpersonal Affect and Quantitative Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Affective Scores.
Thomas, Antoinette D.
Empirical findings have supported an inverse relationship between closeness to extended family and friends versus spouse. The three foregoing interpersonal relationships in terms of affective quality, direction and dominance were investigated, using an objective test as well as the TAT. Bellak (1986) considered that the strength of the TAT lies in its ability to elicit the content and dynamics of interpersonal relationships. Previous interpretive systems, however, were expansive, lacked a fixed framework or were tailored to different populations. It was assumed that interpersonal affect attributed to TAT stimuli reflect the quality of affect directed toward persons in the respondent's life. Dominance of "spouse" over "parents" and "nonspouse" orientation was significantly associated with marital adjustment. The paper demonstrates the use of interplay between three sets of scores in three interpersonal categories to identify conjugal interactional patterns. Contains 21 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada