Title

A Comparison Evaluation Study of Web-Based and Traditional Marriage and Relationship Education

Keywords

marriage and relationship education, flexible delivery, web-based interventions

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2009-05-15

Publisher

Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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