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ERIC Number: ED520704
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-6037-2
Relationship Education for Low Income Couples and Individuals: New Research Directions
Einhorn, Lindsey
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Denver
The current study implemented and evaluated an adapted version of the Within Our Reach program called FRAME. Participants were 173 low-income couples in committed relationships and caring for at least one child together. Participating couples were randomly assigned to one of the four study conditions (couples group, female group, male group, or control group). The impact of the program was investigated on a range of relationship and mental health outcomes. The present findings suggest that the FRAME workshop was helpful in reducing negative communication and improving positive bonding for our sample. Couples were able to benefit in some areas when only one partner attended the workshop. Overall the FRAME project was viewed as helpful and was well received by both male and female participants from various ethnic backgrounds. Associations between key variables were also examined and the results highlighted the negative impact of economic strain on individual and relationship functioning for men and women. Implications for future relationship education programs and research with low-income and ethnically diverse populations are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States