Cognitive factors in marital satisfaction among older retired couples and couples in their twenties

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dc.contributor.advisor Dimick, Kenneth M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Solsberry, Priscilla Wilson en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:31:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:31:19Z
dc.date.created 1993 en_US
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1993 .S6 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180957
dc.description.abstract This study was designed to investiate the relationship between marital satisfaction and adherence to dysfunctional beliefs concerning the marital relationship among married couples in their twenties and retired married couples 65 years of age and older. Additionally, adherence to socially desirable response sets was also measured.Marital satisfaction among older couples was significantly higher than that of younger couples (p < .001). Older men demonstrated significantly greater adherence to dysfunctional beliefs about marriage than younger men (p < .01), while these beliefs were not significantly different for older and younger women. Older couples also demonstrated significantly greater adherence to socially desirable response sets than younger couples (p < .001 for women and p < .01 for men).Increased marital satisfaction was significantly correlated with decreased adherence to dysfunctional beliefs for all subjects (p < .001 for older women and p < .01 for all others) and with greater social desirability responding for all subjects except younger women (p < .01). Level of marital satisfaction among older couples was most influenced by that of one's spouse, while the satisfaction of younger couples was most affected by one's adherence to the belief that disagreement is destructive to the marriage. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent vii, 91 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Married people -- Psychology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Marriage -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Depressed persons -- Family relationships. en_US
dc.title Cognitive factors in marital satisfaction among older retired couples and couples in their twenties en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/862268 en_US


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