• Publications
  • Influence
The Dyadic Trust Scale: Toward Understanding Interpersonal Trust in Close Relationships.
Interpersonal trust is an aspect of close relationships which has been virtually ignored in social scientific research despite its importance as perceived by intimate partners and several family
The Tripartite Nature of Marital Commitment: Personal, Moral, and Structural Reasons to Stay Married
This study assesses the empirical viabilihy of Johnson's (1991) commitment framework. The core principle is that commitment, rather than a unitary phenomenon, involves three distinct experiences:
The connubial crucible: newlywed years as predictors of marital delight, distress, and divorce.
TLDR
The results provide little support for the idea that emergence of distress early in marriage leads to marital failure but show that disillusionment distinguishes couples headed for divorce from those who establish a stable marital bond.
How does personality matter in marriage? An examination of trait anxiety, interpersonal negativity, and marital satisfaction.
TLDR
Findings from a 13-year, 4-phase longitudinal study in which trait anxiety consistently predicted marital negativity which, in turn, was associated with partner's marital dissatisfaction are reported.
The Social Ecology of Marriage and Other Intimate Unions
This article provides an interdisciplinary framework for studying marital and other intimate relationships. Three levels of analysis are distinguished: (a) the society, characterized in terms of both
Socioemotional behavior and satisfaction in marital relationships: a longitudinal study.
TLDR
Longitudinal analyses revealed a gender-differentiated pattern suggesting a more complex relationship between satisfaction and marital behavior than previously shown.
Role balance among White married couples.
We generate models predicting wives' and husbands' feelings of overall balance across roles. Drawing on fine-grained data about marital lifestyles and time use, we find few predictors that are the
Interpersonal attraction and relationships.
TLDR
This review focuses on interpersonal attraction and informal affective relationships between adults and naturalistic settings, which were the locus for Moreno's (222) early ventures into sociometry, and Festinger, Schachter & Back's (2) naturalistic sets.
A contextual analysis of the association between demand/withdraw and marital satisfaction
In spite of research connecting the demand/withdraw pattern of marital interaction to marital dissatisfaction, questions remain about its association with marital satisfaction when it is considered
Compatibility, Leisure, and Satisfaction in Marital Relationships
This study challenges the prevailing view that marital companionship promotes marital satisfaction. By following a cohort of married couples for over a decade and by incorporating several
...
...