Exploring programmatic moderators of the effectiveness of marriage and relationship education programs: a meta-analytic study.

@article{Hawkins2012ExploringPM,
  title={Exploring programmatic moderators of the effectiveness of marriage and relationship education programs: a meta-analytic study.},
  author={Alan J. Hawkins and Scott M. Stanley and Victoria L Blanchard and Michael J. Albright},
  journal={Behavior therapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={77-87}
}
This study uses meta-analytic methods to explore programmatic moderators or common factors of the effectiveness of marriage and relationship education (MRE) programs. We coded 148 evaluation reports for potential programmatic factors that were associated with stronger intervention effects, although the range of factors we could code was limited by the lack of details in the reports. Overall, we found a positive effect for program dosage: moderate-dosage programs (9-20 contact hours) were… CONTINUE READING