Dysfunctional marital beliefs and marital satisfaction : a multicultural analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Dixon, David N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Powell, Tyrone en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:04Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:04Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1995 .P69 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/179749
dc.description.abstract One hundred twenty African-American and Euro-American married individuals were asked to complete inventories measuring marital distress, dysfunctional beliefs about marital relationships, and socioeconomic status (SES). It was hypothesized there would be a negative relationship between the dysfunctional beliefs that married individuals held and their level of marital satisfaction; there would be no significant difference between the dysfunctional beliefs that married individuals held across gender and race; and finally, the dysfunctional beliefs of married individuals would provide a better prediction of marital satisfaction than SES, gender, age, or race.Results indicate that Disagreement is destructive (D), Mindreading is expected (M), Partners cannot change (C), Sexual perfectionism is a must (S), and The sexes are dramatically different (MF) each obtained a statistically significant negative association with marital satisfaction. Examining the relationship between gender and marital satisfaction, males reported higher levels of marital satisfaction than females. Furthermore, statistically significant differences were obtained for gender but not for race when considering all five dysfunctional marital beliefs simultaneously. Finally, the various factors considered in this study accounted for 30% of the variance in marital satisfaction. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent xi, 95 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Married people -- United States -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Marriage -- United States -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Marriage -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.title Dysfunctional marital beliefs and marital satisfaction : a multicultural analysis en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/955850 en_US

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