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Riggs, Shelley A.; Cusimano, Angela M.; Benson, Karen M. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2011
In an effort to improve understanding of the mechanisms that link early maltreatment to later outcomes, this study investigated the mediation effects of adult attachment processes on the association between childhood emotional abuse and later romantic relationships among heterosexual couples. College students and their dating partners (N = 310;…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Questionnaires, Dating (Social), Attachment Behavior
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Lodge, Amy C.; Umberson, Debra – Journal of Marriage and Family, 2012
The authors integrate theoretical work on the performance of gender with a life course perspective to frame an analysis of in-depth interviews with 17 long-term married couples. The findings indicated that couples' sexual experiences are characterized by change over time, yet that change is shaped by the intersection of gender and age. Midlife…
Descriptors: Spouses, Intimacy, Sexuality, Gender Differences
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Brock, Rebecca L.; Barry, Robin A.; Lawrence, Erika; Dey, Jodi; Rolffs, Jaci – Assessment, 2012
This study examined the psychometric equivalence of paper-and-pencil and Internet formats of key questionnaires used in couple research. Self-report questionnaires assessing interpersonal constructs (relationship satisfaction, communication/conflict management, partner support, emotional intimacy) and intrapersonal constructs (individual traits,…
Descriptors: Satisfaction, Conflict, Intimacy, Questionnaires
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Coll, Kenneth M.; Powell, Stephanie; Thobro, Patti; Haas, Robin – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2010
This study examined relations between family cohesion and adaptability (as measured by the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scales-III) and the formation of trust and intimacy (assessed with the Measure of Psychosocial Development) among adolescents in residential treatment. Bivariate correlation revealed a significant association between family…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Intimacy, Adolescents, Institutionalized Persons
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Porter, Laura S.; Baucom, Donald H.; Keefe, Francis J.; Patterson, Emily S. – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2012
Partner-assisted emotional disclosure is a couple-based intervention designed to help patients disclose cancer-related concerns to their spouses-partners. We previously found that, compared with an education/support control condition, partner-assisted emotional disclosure led to significant improvements in relationship quality and intimacy for…
Descriptors: Intervention, Cancer, Intimacy, Patients
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Darling, Nancy; Clarke, Sara A. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
Fifty-three college-aged same- and mixed-sex romantic couples (83% White, 63% female, mean age, 20.8) engaged in a video recall task in which they rated their own and their partners' behaviors and emotions. Females reported feeling more connected to partners and reported fewer negative behaviors than males. Females with male partners reported the…
Descriptors: Females, Adolescents, Young Adults, Affective Behavior
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Kirby, Jennifer S.; Baucom, Donald H. – Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 2007
Given the reciprocal influences of emotion dysregulation and relationship functioning, it is important to target such emotional difficulties within an interpersonal context. Treating emotion dysregulation within intimate relationships can offer valuable opportunities for both emotional and relationship difficulties to be addressed. This paper…
Descriptors: Intervention, Behavior Modification, Intimacy, Therapy
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Allison, Colleen J.; Bartholomew, Kim; Mayseless, Ofra; Dutton, Donald G. – Journal of Family Issues, 2008
The authors explored the attachment dynamics of heterosexual couples identified for male partner violence. Based on semistructured interviews, participants were assessed for attachment orientations. Based on a thematic analysis of the interviews, two strategies for regulating distance within these relationships were identified: pursuit and…
Descriptors: Proximity, Family Violence, Attachment Behavior, Males
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Schaefer, Mark T.; Olson, David H. – Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 1981
Personal Assessment of Intimacy in Relationships (PAIR) provides systematic information in five types of intimacy: emotional, social, sexual, intellectual and recreational. PAIR can be used with couples in marital therapy and enrichment groups. (Author)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods, Factor Analysis
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Peplau, Letitia Anne; And Others – Journal of Social Issues, 1977
The patterning of sexual interaction in male-female dyads and the links between sexual behavior and emotional intimacy were investigated as part of a two-year study of college dating couples. Traditional sexual role playing was found to be common. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: College Students, Dating (Social), Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Lawrence, Erika; Barry, Robin A.; Brock, Rebecca L.; Bunde, Mali; Langer, Amie; Ro, Eunyoe; Fazio, Emily; Mulryan, Lorin; Hunt, Sara; Madsen, Lisa; Dzankovic, Sandra – Psychological Assessment, 2011
Relationship satisfaction and adjustment have been the target outcome variables for almost all couple research and therapies. In contrast, far less attention has been paid to the assessment of relationship quality. The present study introduces the Relationship Quality Interview (RQI), a semistructured, behaviorally anchored individual interview.…
Descriptors: Interviews, Interpersonal Relationship, Intimacy, Sexuality
Weiss, Lawrence J. – 1977
The primary objectives of this research are to define intimacy more distinctly (including what constitutes greater depth or higher levels of intimacy); to explore the changes across adult life; and most importantly, to assess the respective degree of association intimacy has with adaptation to life stress. A series of studies were undertaken to…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Affective Behavior, Affiliation Need
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Kupriyanov, B. V. – Russian Education & Society, 2019
The article, which is based on the results of a survey of about 150 respondents between the ages of 43 and 65, presents a sociopedagogical reconstruction of how Soviet school students experienced romantic feelings and friendships in pioneer camps during the 1960s-1980s. The author analyzes and interprets interviews that were conducted with people…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Friendship, Summer Programs, Camps
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Sprecher, Susan; Schmeeckle, Maria; Felmlee, Diane – Journal of Family Issues, 2006
Data from a longitudinal sample of dating couples (some of whom married) were analyzed to test the aspect of Waller's (1938) principle of least interest that states that unequal emotional involvement between romantic partners has implications for relationship quality and stability. Both members of the couples were asked multiple times over several…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Intimacy, Longitudinal Studies, Data Analysis
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Johnson, Sherry – Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 1985
Interviewed 14 couples who had a child die. All parents, particularly mothers, expressed guilt. For most couples, guilt and grief interfered with intimacy, although being held was a comforting device. Producing a replacement child was common among couples of child bearing age. (JAC)
Descriptors: Children, Death, Emotional Adjustment, Grief
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