Textbook Notes (368,826)
Canada (162,194)
Psychology (3,337)
PSYC 3690 (60)

PSYC*3690 Article 15.pdf

2 Pages
Unlock Document

PSYC 3690
Benjamin Gottlieb

Article #: 15 Title: Prevention of Marital Distress: A Longitudinal Investigation Goals - examines the impact of an intervention designed to prevent divorce and marital distress for couples planning marriage Who Benefits? (Target Audience) - couples planning marriage Universal, Selective, or Indicated - universal because all couples planning marriage were included Primary, Secondary, Tertiary - primary because it is reducing incidence of marital distress and divorce before a problem exists, promoting positive communication skills Risk and Protective Factors - risk = poor communication and problem-solving skills, dissatisfaction with interactions - protective = positive communicationa nd problem solving skills Measures of Data Collection (what is measured, # of times, and how) - after an initial session, couples were assigned high or low ratings on each of 4 matching variables (engages vs. planning marriage, relationship satisfaction, communication impact, and confidence in getting married) - there were 5 procedural stages: preassessment (time 1), intervention postassessment (time 2), 1 1/2 year follow-up (time 3), and 3 year follow-up (time 4) - participated in two 2 hour research sessions that were scheduled 1 week apart where couples were interviewed and completed a set of questionnaires - also participated in 2 10-15 minute video-taped problem solving interaction tasks - after the intervention group was invited to complete the Premarital Relationship Enhancement Program Intervention Strategies? - emphasized communication and problem-solving skills, clarifying and sharing expectations and sensual/sexual enhancement - directed toward teaching competencies (posit
More Less

Related notes for PSYC 3690

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.