This thesis examined the differences between 30 clinical and 30 non-clinical Mormon married couples on the perceived and ideal cohesion scores on the FACES III family typology instrument. Two three-way analyses of variance were done to examine these differences. the results provided evidence that there were significant differences between cohesion scores in clinical and non-clinical couples Both the clinical and non-clinical ideal scores fell close to the enmeshed end of the cohesion dimension of the Circumplex Model. The mean perceived cohesion scores, however, showed a difference between the clinical and non-clinical couples. The clinical couple mean scores fell in the disengaged category while the non-clinical couple cohesion mean scores were in the connected category, close to the enmeshed category cut-off score.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Peterson, Colleen Margaret, "Couple Cohesion: Differences Between Clinical and Non-Clinical Mormon Couples" (1988). Theses and Dissertations. 4703.
Mormons, Marriage, Research, Mormon families