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The longitudinal course of marital quality and stability: a review of theory, method, and research.
Although much has been learned from cross-sectional research on marriage, an understanding of how marriages develop, succeed, and fail is best achieved with longitudinal data. In view of growingExpand
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Neuroticism, marital interaction, and the trajectory of marital satisfaction.
Theories of how initially satisfied marriages deteriorate or remain stable over time have been limited by a failure to distinguish between key facets of change. The present study defines theExpand
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Assessing attributions in marriage: the relationship attribution measure.
A brief, simple measure of different types of attributions for partner behavior was examined in 3 studies of married couples. Reliability was established by high internal consistency and test-retestExpand
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Attributions in marriage: review and critique.
The prevailing behavioral account of marriage must be expanded to include covert processes. This article therefore examines the attributions or explanations that spouses make for marital events. AExpand
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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 empiricalExpand
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Social support, conflict, and the development of marital dysfunction.
How spouses help each other contend with personal difficulties is an unexplored but potentially important domain for understanding how marital distress develops. Newly married couples participated inExpand
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Depressive symptoms and marital satisfaction: within-subject associations and the moderating effects of gender and neuroticism.
Given the emphasis on within-subject associations between depression and marital quality in recent theory and practice, this study was undertaken with three goals: to examine within-subjectExpand
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Marital functioning and depressive symptoms: evidence for a stress generation model.
The present study applied C.L. Hammen's (1991) stress generation model to depressive symptoms in the context of marriage. The authors predicted that depressive symptoms would lead to increasedExpand
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Assessment: Assessing the Four Fundamental Domains of Marriage
A large majority of adults marry in their lifetimes (Bjorksten & Stewart, 1984), and many couples seek professional assistance at some point in their marriage. For example, many young couplesExpand
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Patterns of Change in Marital Satisfaction Over the Newlywed Years.
Although marital satisfaction starts high and declines for the average newlywed, some spouses may follow qualitatively distinct trajectories. Using eight self-reports of satisfaction collected over 4Expand
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