Pre-engagement cohabitation and gender asymmetry in marital commitment.

@article{Rhoades2006PreengagementCA,
  title={Pre-engagement cohabitation and gender asymmetry in marital commitment.},
  author={Galena K Rhoades and S. Stanley and H. Markman},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={
          553-60
        }
}
  • Galena K Rhoades, S. Stanley, H. Markman
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association
  • The authors longitudinally examined couples' (N = 197) dedication (interpersonal commitment) levels on the basis of their premarital cohabitation history. Findings suggested that men who cohabited with their spouse before engagement were less dedicated than men who cohabited only after engagement or not at all before marriage. Furthermore, these husbands were less dedicated to their wives than their wives were to them. Hierarchical linear modeling showed that such asymmetries were apparent… CONTINUE READING

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