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Analogue Test of Amato's "Good Enough Marriage" Hypothesis

Title: An Analogue Test of Amato's "Good Enough Marriage" Hypothesis.
Name(s): Braithwaite, Scott R., author
Joiner, Thomas E., Jr., professor directing thesis
Fincham, Frank D., outside committee member
Wagner, Richard K., committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2007
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Research has firmly established that children of divorce tend to divorce at a higher rate than the general population. The mechanism driving the intergenerational transmission of divorce, however, has not been firmly established. The two most promising theories to be advanced by previous research are the "good enough marriage" hypothesis and the modeling of relationship skills hypothesis. The present study employs structural equations modeling to examine the viability of these hypotheses and represents the first direct examination of the attitudinal portions of the "good enough marriage" hypothesis. In a sample of 225 young adults, evidence for an association was observed between perceptions of the parental marriage prior to divorce and both interpersonal tactics and prodivorce attitudes; however, the present study failed to document a reliable association between perceptions of the parental marriage prior to divorce and attitudes about commitment as predicted by the "good enough marriage" hypothesis.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3406 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2007.
Date of Defense: August 3, 2007.
Keywords: Intergenerational Transmission of Divorce
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Thomas E. Joiner, Jr., Professor Directing Thesis; Frank D. Fincham, Outside Committee Member; Richard K. Wagner, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Families
Life cycle, Human
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