ERIC Number: EJ404832
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Marital Interaction and Satisfaction: A Longitudinal View.
Gottman, John M.; Krokoff, Lowell J.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, v57 n1 p47-52 Feb 1989
Conducted two longitudinal studies of marital interaction. Results suggest that some marital interaction patterns, such as disagreement and anger exchanges, relate to unhappiness and negative interaction at home concurrently, but are predictive of improvement in marital satisfaction longitudinally. Three interaction patterns were identified as dysfunctional in terms of longitudinal deterioration: defensiveness, stubbornness, and withdrawal from interaction. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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