William J. Doherty

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Most contemporary studies of change in marital quality over time have used growth curve modeling to describe continuously declining mean curves. However, there is some evidence that different trajectories of marital quality exist for different subpopulations. Group-based trajectory modeling provides the opportunity to conduct an empirical investigation of(More)
This study examined whether a group educational intervention during the transition to parenthood can enhance the quality of father-child interaction and increase father involvement with their children. A randomized experimental design was used to evaluate an 8-session program with 165 couples who were first-time parents, beginning during the second(More)
We describe a democratic citizen model of community organizing for mobilizing and partnering with families , using the overscheduling of children as a case example. We provide an overview of the growing body of research on this aspect of family time, describe the difference between a citizen model and program models for working with families, give two(More)
Introduction to Sociology (undergrad) Qualitative Methods (grad) Social Problems (undergrad) Research Methods (grad) Social Psychology (undergrad) Cognitive Sociology (undergrad, grad) Family Sociology (undergrad, grad) Family Studies (grad) Family Violence (undergrad, grad, honors) Parents and Children (honors) Birth and Parenthood (undergrad, grad,(More)
In an effort to address high rates of marital distress and divorce, numerous scholars, educators, and policy makers have advocated for premarital education programs. Despite this widespread support, there remains a number of valid questions regarding the general effectiveness of premarital education in strengthening marriages and preventing divorce. This(More)
This study related two cognitive personality characteristics—locus of control and interpersonal trust—to assertive behavior in a sample of recently married couples. Assertive behavior was measured by the Inventory of Marital Conflicts , an observational procedure in which couples resolve disagreements about hypothetical marital problems. Hypotheses were(More)
  • W J Doherty
  • 1983
Using longitudinal data for adult women from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Labor Market Experience, this study examined the relation between getting divorced and changes in the individual's locus of control orientation. The sample contained 1,814 white women ages 32-46 years who were in their first marriage in 1969. Marital status and locus of(More)
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