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ERIC Number: EJ840801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Commitment as a Predictor of Participation in Premarital Education
Blair, Jonathan M.; Cordova, James V.
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v17 n2 p118-125 2009
The efficacy of premarital education programs has been well established; yet few studies have attempted to identify factors that may lead to increased participation. The current study examined questionnaire data from 46 engaged couples to determine whether marital commitment is a unique predictor of both interest in premarital education and intent to participate in premarital education. Analyses suggest commitment to marriage, spirituality, and health beliefs were all uniquely predictive of women's interest in premarital education and intent to participate in a premarital education program. Men's intent to participate in a premarital education program was only predicted by women's interest in premarital education. Implications and recommendations for increasing participation in premarital education programs are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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