marriage, family, research on marriage relationships
Since its inception in the 1920s, research on marriage relationships has attracted widespread attention within a variety of disciplines and has held a central position in the scientific study of families. However, despite marriage scholarship's long tradition and broad interdisciplinary base, a number of scholars believe that this area of research has reached a crossroads at the beginning of the 21st century. This pivotal moment is seen as largely the result of a lack of explicit theory development in the marriage field. In fact, during the past decade several leading marriage scholars have called for the development of broad integrative frameworks to guide research and intervention efforts with married couples (Fincham & Beach, 1999; Holman, 2001; Karney & Bradbury, 1995).
Original Publication Citation
Carroll, J. S., Knapp, S., & Holman, T. B., (2005). Theorizing About Marriage. In V. L. Bengtson, A. C. Acock, K. R. Allen, P. Dilworth-Anderson, and D. M. Klein (Eds.). Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research. (pp. 263-288). Thousand Oaks, CA: SagePublications.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Carroll, Jason S.; Knapp, Stan J.; and Holman, Thomas B., "Theorizing About Marriage" (2005). Faculty Publications. 4324.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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