Research on the Nature and Determinants of Marital Satisfaction: A Decade in Review

  title={Research on the Nature and Determinants of Marital Satisfaction: A Decade in Review},
  author={Thomas N. Bradbury and Frank D. Fincham and Steven R. H. Beach},
  journal={Journal of Marriage and Family},
Scientific study of marital satisfaction attracted widespread attention in the 1990s from scholars representing diverse orientations and goals. This article highlights key conceptual and empirical advances that have emerged in the past decade, with particular emphasis on (a) interpersonal processes that operate within marriage, including cognition, affect, physiology, behavioral patterning, social support, and violence; (b) the milieus within which marriages operate, including microcontexts (e… 
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