Understanding Early-Married Men’s Involvement in Marital Interventions
Marital intervention; personality characteristics; demographics; men; males
Evidence suggests men are more reluctant to participate in relational interventions than women. Past research has shown how personality characteristics and demographics influence marital intervention participation. However, these factors do not show how they uniquely influence men’s participation and are not generalizable beyond respective sample frames. A sample of 2,150 early-married men were drawn from a nationally representative sample known as the Couple Relationships and Transition Experiences (CREATE) survey. Binary and multinomial logistic regression analyses were used to address the research questions. Results showed that religiosity, depressive symptoms, and race/ethnicity were significant predictors of marital intervention participation. Implications for interventions are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Duncan, S. F., White, T. J. E. & James, S. L. (2020). Understanding early married men’s involvement in marital interventions. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. doi: 10.1080/15332691.2020.1809587
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Duncan, Stephen F.; White, Thomas Jack Esplin; and James, Spencer L., "Understanding Early-Married Men’s Involvement in Marital Interventions" (2020). Faculty Publications. 4650.
Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy: Innovations in Clinical and Educational Interventions
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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