In good communication and in bad: A study of premarital counseling and communication skills in newlywed couples.

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This study examined the effects of premarital counseling on newlywed communication. It was predicted that individuals who had participated in premarital counseling would have lower levels of demand/withdrawal communication and higher levels of spousal support. The effects of the format of the counseling were also examined. Individuals who had been married less than two years completed a survey measuring their marital satisfaction, levels of demand/withdraw, and perceived spousal support. Social learning theory was used as a theoretical lens. Results suggested that participating in premarital counseling has no affect on newlywed communication. Newlyweds who had been exposed to a group format during their counseling had higher marital satisfaction than those who had just participated in a one-on-one format with a counselor.

Creator(s): Norvell, Karen
Creation Date: May 2009
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: May 2009
  • Digitized: September 18, 2009
Description:

This study examined the effects of premarital counseling on newlywed communication. It was predicted that individuals who had participated in premarital counseling would have lower levels of demand/withdrawal communication and higher levels of spousal support. The effects of the format of the counseling were also examined. Individuals who had been married less than two years completed a survey measuring their marital satisfaction, levels of demand/withdraw, and perceived spousal support. Social learning theory was used as a theoretical lens. Results suggested that participating in premarital counseling has no affect on newlywed communication. Newlyweds who had been exposed to a group format during their counseling had higher marital satisfaction than those who had just participated in a one-on-one format with a counselor.

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Level: Master's
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Keyword(s): marital satisfaction | Premarital counseling | communcation | demand/withdraw
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 451811507 |
  • UNTCAT: b3795750 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc9836
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
License: Copyright
Holder: Norvell, Karen
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