A two-factor model for predicting when a couple will divorce: exploratory analyses using 14-year longitudinal data.

@article{Gottman2002ATM,
  title={A two-factor model for predicting when a couple will divorce: exploratory analyses using 14-year longitudinal data.},
  author={John Mordechai Gottman and Robert W Levenson},
  journal={Family process},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={
          83-96
        }
}
This article examines 14-year longitudinal data and attempts to create a post hoc model that uses Time-1 data to "predict" the length of time the marriage will last. The sample consists of the 21 couples (of 79 studied) who divorced over a 14-year period. A two-factor model is proposed. One factor is the amount of unregulated volatile positive and negative affect in the marriage, and this factor predicts a short marriage length for the divorcing couples. A second factor is called "neutral… CONTINUE READING

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