relationship satisfaction, relationship education, prevention, marriage education, couple
To evaluate the effective components of couple relationship education, 59 newlywed couples were randomly assigned to one of two couple relationship programs (CRE): (1) RELATE, which involved receiving feedback mono their relationship based on the on-line RELATE assessment; or (2) RELATE + Couple CARE, which was RELATE plus completing the 6 unit Couple CARE relationship skill training program. Relative to RELATE, RELATE + Couple CARE produced more improvement in couple communication, and high relationship satisfaction across the next 12 months in women. Men sustained high and similar relationship satisfaction in either condition. Skill training CRE has additional benefits for couples beyond assessment and feedback.
Original Publication Citation
Halford, W. K., Wilson, K., Watson, B., Verner, T., Larson, J.,Busby, D., & Holman, T. (2010). Couple relationship education at home: Does skill training enhance relationship assessment and feedback? Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 188-196.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Halford, W. Kim; Wilson, Keithia; Watson, Bronwyn; Verner, Tony; Larson, Jeffry; Busby, Dean M.; and Holman, Thomas, "Couple Relationship Education at Home: Does Skill Training Enhance Relationship Assessment and Feedback?" (2010). Faculty Publications. 4609.
Journal of Family Psychology
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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