Review of THREE CORNERS: EXPLORING MARRIAGE AND THE SELF, by Stephen R. Marks

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
David H. Demo, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Marks's explicit purpose in this book is to present an inductive, exploratory theory of marital dynamics. Analyzing rich biographical data obtained through interviews with 57 married couples and 15 recently divorced persons, he traces the linkages between early socialization experiences and subsequent values, decision-making strategies, and marital. trajectories. While he makes no attempt to generalize his findings and while it would be unfair to judge this book on quantitative criteria, it is important that readers bear in mind certain characteristics of the respondents: married members of the sample had all been married more than 10 years at the time of the study, the vast majority were in their first marriage, couples whose children had already grown up were overrepresented, and the sample consisted mostly of white-collar professionals and managers.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Marriage and Family, 49, 695.
Language: English
Date: 1987
Keywords
Review, Marriage, Family theory