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Evaluating the Impact of a Gottman-Based Marriage Strengthening Program on Families Adopting Children with Special Needs

Title: Evaluating the Impact of a Gottman-Based Marriage Strengthening Program on Families Adopting Children with Special Needs.
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Name(s): Walker, Leah K., author
Lee, Robert E., professor directing dissertation
Gussak, David, university representative
Readdick, Christine A., committee member
Department of Family and Child Sciences, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Twelve married couples fostering special needs children completed a 6-month, weekly, individualized marital strengthening intervention based on Gottman's Sound Marital House model. 66% (8 couples) were located three to seven years later and interviewed about what they have found useful in that experience. The interview was semi-structured and non-directive and informed a grounded theory approach. The findings indicate that, for this sample, some curricular concepts were experienced as important. However, the findings also suggested that family science researchers and program evaluators should consider not just curricular particulars but the entire process of enrolling and participating in such a program, namely, generic therapeutic aspects of participation.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-8657 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Family and Child Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: October 21, 2013.
Keywords: Adoption, Marriage education
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Robert E. Lee, Professor Directing Dissertation; David Gussak, University Representative; Christine A. Readdick, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Families
Children
Life cycle, Human
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-8657
Owner Institution: FSU

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Walker, L. K. (2013). Evaluating the Impact of a Gottman-Based Marriage Strengthening Program on Families Adopting Children with Special Needs. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-8657