Title

Understanding Early-Married Men’s Involvement in Marital Interventions

Keywords

Marital intervention; personality characteristics; demographics; men; males

Abstract

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

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2020-08-25

Publisher

Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy: Innovations in Clinical and Educational Interventions

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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