Remarried couples' affective response to a mutual problem-solving skills program
AuthorPhillips, Julie Ann, 1963-
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractChanges in the affect of ten remarried couples during participation in a communication and problem solving skills training program was investigated. Subjects completed a questionnaire assessing 25 positive and 25 negative feelings toward the spouse every night for 56 days. No changes in specific feeling states or in overall negative affect was found. A significant linear trend indicating a progressive increase in overall positive affect was found for husbands, but not for wives. The findings provide weak support for the affective impact of the intervention program or the conflict processes model underlying it.
Degree ProgramGraduate College