The measurement of changes in perception of spouse and marriage following a marriage enrichment experience

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Sarah Swann Catron (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Sarah M. Shoffner

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to study changes in the perception of spouse and marriage by couples who participated in a marriage enrichment course. Several instruments used to measure these perceptions were examined for their sensitivity to change as a result of the course. The dependent variables included each person’s perceptions of his or her own spouse and marriage, the "ideal" marriage, and "most other" marriages. Demographic variables which might be related to these changes also were studied. The experimental group was composed of 56 persons (28 couples) enrolled in two classes of a seminary marriage enrichment course. Thirty-four subjects (17 couples) from a comparable seminary who did not participate in a marriage enrichment course served as a control group. All subjects completed the same pre- and posttest measures.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Married people $x Attitudes
Husband and wife
Marriage counseling

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