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ERIC Number: EJ850103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Trajectories of Conflict over Raising Adolescent Children and Marital Satisfaction
Cui, Ming; Donnellan, M. Brent
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n3 p478-494 Aug 2009
The present study examined trajectories of marital satisfaction among couples with adolescent children and evaluated how changes in parents' conflict over raising adolescent children were associated with changes in marital satisfaction over 4 years. Using a prospective, longitudinal research design and controlling for family socioeconomic status, dyadic growth curve analysis from a sample of 431 couples with adolescent children indicated that marital satisfaction decreased over time for parents with adolescent children and that the trajectories for mothers and fathers were substantially linked. More importantly, the study demonstrated that increases or decreases in parents' marital conflict over raising adolescent children were associated with corresponding decreases or increases in marital satisfaction for both mothers and fathers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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