Parents' Marital Status, Conflict, and Role Modeling: Links With Adult Romantic Relationship Quality.

@article{Rhoades2012ParentsMS,
  title={Parents' Marital Status, Conflict, and Role Modeling: Links With Adult Romantic Relationship Quality.},
  author={Galena Kline Rhoades and Scott M. Stanley and Howard J. Markman and Erica P Ragan},
  journal={Journal of divorce & remarriage},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={348-367}
}
This study investigated three parental marital statuses and relationship quality among unmarried, but dating adults ages 18 to 35 (N = 1153). Those whose parents never married one another tended to report the lowest relationship quality (in terms of relationship adjustment, negative communication, commitment, and physical aggression) compared to those with divorced or married biological parents. In addition, those with divorced parents reported lower relationship adjustment and more negative… CONTINUE READING
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