Marital instability : the relationship of gender role beliefs, negativity, and distancing

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Douglas Edward Guilbert (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nicholas Vacc

Abstract: The study utilized a structural equation path model to test the validity of the hypothesized existence of an initiator as well as a processes that move a couple from marital stability to marital instability. The structural equation path model was constructed by joining empirically established relationships between gender role beliefs and marital instability, and negative marital interactions, distancing of the couple, and marital instability into a single model. The integrated structural equation path model tested the hypotheses that certain gender role beliefs about the equality or inequality of males and females in the marital relationship initiate more negativity than positivity; that negativity results in distancing or physical and emotional withdrawal of the couple away from each other, and that distancing leads to marital instability.

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Language: English
Date: 1997
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