Title

ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN FAMILY OF ORIGINCLIMATE, RELATIONSHIP SELF-REGULATION, ANDMARITAL OUTCOMES

Keywords

Married couples, marital satisfaction, marriage evaluation

Abstract

Using dyadic data from 961 married couples from the Relationship Evaluation Questionnaire project, the current study explored the direct association between family of origin climate and marital outcomes and the indirect association via relationship self-regulation (RSR). Results from the actor–partner interdependence model analysis indicated that family of origin climate was positively associated with marital stability directly and indirectly via the effects of RSR and marital satisfaction for both men and women. Results suggest that the experience one has in their family of origin is associated with their marital outcomes through their RSR. Actor–partner direct and indirect effects indicate that spouses’ RSR may have important consequences for both partner’s evaluation of the marriage. Implications for intervention and future research are discussed.

Original Publication Citation

Ratcliffe, G. C., Soloski, K. L., Hardy, N. R., Anderson, J. R., & Willoughby, B. J. (2015). Associations between family of origin climate, relationship self-regulation, and marital outcomes. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41, 508-521.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014-07-25

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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