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ERIC Number: EJ860197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
The Link between the Marital Bond and Future Triadic Family Interactions
Doohan, Eve-Anne M.; Carrere, Sybil; Siler, Chelsea; Beardslee, Cheryl
Journal of Marriage and Family, v71 n4 p892-904 Nov 2009
This study examined how the marital bond, as indexed through the Oral History Interview (OHI), is related to future triadic family interactions. Families (N = 108), with a 7-9-year-old child, participated in a longitudinal study (the Family Health Project) examining children's emotional development throughout the transition to adolescence. Parental cohesion and family cohesion, warmth, structure, and problem solving were assessed via behavioral observation during family problem-solving discussions and parent-child teaching interactions 18-24 months after the OHI. Results indicated that the marital bond was predictive of parental cohesion, family cohesion, warmth, and structure during teaching interactions. The marital bond was not significantly predictive of family problem solving or parental cohesion in problem-solving interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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