ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN FAMILY OF ORIGINCLIMATE, RELATIONSHIP SELF-REGULATION, ANDMARITAL OUTCOMES
Married couples, marital satisfaction, marriage evaluation
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hardy, Nathan R.; Soloski, Kristy L.; Ratcliﬀe, G. Cole; Anderson, Jared R.; and Willoughby, Brian J., "ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN FAMILY OF ORIGINCLIMATE, RELATIONSHIP SELF-REGULATION, ANDMARITAL OUTCOMES" (2014). Faculty Publications. 5137.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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