ERIC Number: EJ435521
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Marriage Duration and Relational Control: A Study of Developmental Patterns.
Zietlow, Paul H.; VanLear, C. Arthur, Jr.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v53 n3 p773-85 Aug 1991
Analyzed relational control behaviors and interaction patterns of 51 couples representing marital life span. Identified three distinct phases of development: short-term couples relied heavily on "equivalence" acts; intermediate couples were more likely to "structure the conversation" but avoided competing for control; and long-term couples relied more on "deference" and had a tendency to engage in "competitive symmetry." (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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