ERIC Number: EJ944529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Predicting 2-Year Marital Satisfaction from Partners' Discussion of Their Marriage Checkup
Gee, Christina B.; Scott, Rogina L.; Castellani, Angela M.; Cordova, James V.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v28 n4 p399-407 Oct 2002
This study tested whether the observed marital interactions of partners following a marriage checkup predicted marital satisfaction 2 years later. In addition, this study examined whether recommendations to pursue therapy predicted subsequent treatment seeking and whether changes in marital distress following the checkup remained stable over 2 years. Results suggest that the affective tone of a couple's interaction predicts later marital satisfaction. Further, receiving a treatment recommendation predicted subsequent treatment seeking for wives. Finally, support was found for the hypothesis that changes in marital distress are self-sustaining.
Descriptors: Marital Satisfaction, Marriage, Predictor Variables, Observation, Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Stress Variables, Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling Effectiveness
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