A Comparison Evaluation Study of Web-Based and Traditional Marriage and Relationship Education
marriage and relationship education, flexible delivery, web-based interventions
There is growing evidence that self-directed marriage relationship interventions can produce measured benefits. In this study we experimentally evaluate the potential of web-based marriage education, as a self-directed approach, to generate measurable positive outcomes in marriage relationships, compared with traditional marriage education and to a control group. Both website and traditional marriage education interventions produced positive changes to exceed those in the control group. There was no difference in the magnitude of change produced by the traditional versus the website intervention. Implications of the findings for marriage and relationship education are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Duncan, S. F., Steed, A., & Needham, C. M. (2009). A comparison evaluation study of web-based and traditional marriage and relationship education. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 8, 162-180.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Duncan, Stephen F.; Steed, April; and Needham, Carma Martino, "A Comparison Evaluation Study of Web-Based and Traditional Marriage and Relationship Education" (2009). Faculty Publications. 4664.
Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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