The impact of mutual problem-solving training on perceptions of equity and marital satisfaction in remarried couples

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Title:
The impact of mutual problem-solving training on perceptions of equity and marital satisfaction in remarried couples
Author:
Taylor, Rebekah Louise, 1957-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the Ridley and colleagues Mutual Problem Solving Program on assessments of relationship satisfaction and perceptions of equity in remarital couples. It was predicted that since the program imposed by its processes and its content, an equitable system by which couples could resolve conflicts, that equity perceptions should improve; and, according to the theoretical propositions of equity theory, it was expected that as equity improved, so should overall relationship satisfaction. Ten couples completed the eight week training program, completing a packet of thirteen questionnaires and one audio-taped discussion of a couple problem, once at pre-test and again at post-test. Using a case study format four couples' results were discussed regarding predictions established by equity theory. It was concluded that at a descriptive level, equity was able to predict the responses of low/no distress remarital couples to the program, but that individual or couple factors were more explanatory than equity propositions when distress was high. Implications for future empirical research was discussed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Marital psychotherapy.; Problem-solving therapy.; Marriage counseling.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family & Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ridley, Carl A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe impact of mutual problem-solving training on perceptions of equity and marital satisfaction in remarried couplesen_US
dc.creatorTaylor, Rebekah Louise, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Rebekah Louise, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to assess the impact of the Ridley and colleagues Mutual Problem Solving Program on assessments of relationship satisfaction and perceptions of equity in remarital couples. It was predicted that since the program imposed by its processes and its content, an equitable system by which couples could resolve conflicts, that equity perceptions should improve; and, according to the theoretical propositions of equity theory, it was expected that as equity improved, so should overall relationship satisfaction. Ten couples completed the eight week training program, completing a packet of thirteen questionnaires and one audio-taped discussion of a couple problem, once at pre-test and again at post-test. Using a case study format four couples' results were discussed regarding predictions established by equity theory. It was concluded that at a descriptive level, equity was able to predict the responses of low/no distress remarital couples to the program, but that individual or couple factors were more explanatory than equity propositions when distress was high. Implications for future empirical research was discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMarital psychotherapy.en_US
dc.subjectProblem-solving therapy.en_US
dc.subjectMarriage counseling.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily & Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRidley, Carl A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333265en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20444399en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17007124en_US
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