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ERIC Number: EJ985153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0197-6664
Examining the Early Evidence for Self-Directed Marriage and Relationship Education: A Meta-Analytic Study
McAllister, Shelece; Duncan, Stephen F.; Hawkins, Alan J.
Family Relations, v61 n5 p742-755 Dec 2012
This meta-analysis examines the efficacy of self-directed marriage and relationship education (MRE) programs on relationship quality and communication skills. Programs combining traditional face-to-face learning with self-directed elements are also examined, and traditional programs' effectiveness is included as a comparison point. Sixteen studies focused on self-directed interventions; 13 studies focused on programs combining self-directed and traditional components. For self-directed programs, the effect size for relationship quality was small and not significant (d = 0.032, ns); a small, significant effect size was found for communication skills (d = 0.160, p less than 0.05). For blended programs, effect sizes were significant for relationship quality (d = 0.429, p less than 0.01) and communication skills (d = 0.715, p less than 0.05), and blended programs produced larger effect sizes than traditional programs. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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