Prospective associations from family-of-origin interactions to adult marital interactions and relationship adjustment.

@article{Whitton2008ProspectiveAF,
  title={Prospective associations from family-of-origin interactions to adult marital interactions and relationship adjustment.},
  author={Sarah W Whitton and Robert J. Waldinger and Marc S. Schulz and Joseph P. Allen and Judith A. Crowell and Stuart T. Hauser},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={274-86}
}
To test the social learning-based hypothesis that marital conflict resolution patterns are learned in the family of origin, longitudinal, observational data were used to assess prospective associations between family conflict interaction patterns during adolescence and offspring's later marital conflict interaction patterns. At age 14 years, 47 participants completed an observed family conflict resolution task with their parents. In a subsequent assessment 17 years later, the participants… CONTINUE READING
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