Title

A Comparison of the Effects of Negative Communication and Spirituality on Relationship Quality Among Different Latino and Anglo Couple Groups

Keywords

Latino, Anglo, communication, spirituality

Abstract

This study explored how negative communication and spirituality influence relationship quality across four couple groups. Data was gathered from Anglo couples, interethnic Latino and Anglo couples, and Latino couples. Data was analyzed in a mediating Actor–Partner Interaction Model (APIM) with a multiple group analysis. Negative communication was negatively associated with relationship quality uniformly. Generally, male spirituality positively influenced his own relationship quality and was positively associated with female relationship quality in one group. Female spirituality was negatively associated with relationship quality for both genders in that same group and her spirituality partially mediated that process. Clinical implications are discussed.

Original Publication Citation

Pereyra, S.B., Sandberg, J.G., Bean, R.A., & Busby, D.M. (2015). A comparison of the effects of negative communication and spirituality on relationship quality among different Latino and Anglo couple groups. American Journal of Family Therapy, 15, 480-493.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015-10-12

Publisher

The American Journal of Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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