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The longitudinal course of marital quality and stability: a review of theory, method, and research.
TLDR
A model is outlined that integrates the strengths of previous theories of marriage, accounts for established findings, and indicates new directions for research on how marriages change.
Neuroticism, marital interaction, and the trajectory of marital satisfaction.
TLDR
This study defines the trajectory of marital satisfaction in terms of the initial level of satisfaction and the rate of change in satisfaction over time and seeks to estimate unique effects on each of these parameters with variables derived from intrapersonal and interpersonal models of marriage.
Assessing attributions in marriage: the relationship attribution measure.
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A brief, simple measure of different types of attributions for partner behavior was examined in 3 studies of married couples, and the results address several problems with existing assessments.
Research on the Nature and Determinants of Marital Satisfaction: A Decade in Review
Scientific study of marital satisfaction attracted widespread attention in the 1990s from scholars representing diverse orientations and goals. This article highlights key conceptual and empirical
Attributions in marriage: review and critique.
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A review indicates that dissatisfied spouses, compared with satisfied spouses, make attributions for the partner's behavior that cast it in a negative light, and experimental, clinical outcome, and longitudinal data suggest that attributions may influence marital satisfaction.
Depressive symptoms and marital satisfaction: within-subject associations and the moderating effects of gender and neuroticism.
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Although neuroticism strengthened the effect of marital distress on symptoms as predicted, it weakened the effectOf symptoms on marital distress among husbands, and the theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Social support, conflict, and the development of marital dysfunction.
TLDR
Observational coding of interactions showed that wives' support solicitation and provision behaviors predicted marital outcomes 2 years later, independent of negative behaviors during marital problem-solving discussions.
Social support, conflict, and the development of marital dysfunction.
TLDR
Observational coding of interactions showed that wives' support solicitation and provision behaviors predicted marital outcomes 2 years later, independent of negative behaviors during marital problem-solving discussions.
Similarity, convergence, and relationship satisfaction in dating and married couples.
TLDR
Investigation of how personality and interpersonal processes combine to predict change in relationship quality shows that emotion similarity mediated the association between personality similarity and relationship quality and that emotion convergence mediated the link between personality convergence and relationship satisfaction.
Marital functioning and depressive symptoms: evidence for a stress generation model.
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Evidence is provided of marital stress generation among wives, and social support processes functioned as a mechanism of stress generation for wives in the context of marriage.
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