By Thomas B. Holman
This e-book will be of curiosity to students, researchers, scholars, and practitioners alike. students, researchers, and scholars of non-public courting improvement will realize during this e-book the 1st critical try in over forty years to do a large-scale, longitudinal learn of premarital components that expect premarital breakup and marital caliber; they need to additionally have fun with our try and improve a theoretical motive for estimated paths and to check these paths with the easiest to be had statistical instruments. Practitioners-while mostly now not as drawn to the intricacies of the statistical results-will locate a lot that's priceless to them as they assist members and make judgements approximately their intimate relationships, their readiness for marriage, and the way to extend the likelihood for marital luck. lecturers, relatives lifestyles educators, premarital counselors, and clergy will locate priceless our “principles for practice,” rather as defined in bankruptcy nine, as they train and counsel in any premarital scenario. My curiosity within the improvement of relationships from premarital to marital most likely all started whilst I obtained married in 1972 and began to note all the features my spouse and that i introduced from our respective households and the way our “new starting” as a married couple used to be in lots of methods the continuation of our premarital courting, purely extra subtle and extra extreme. My specialist curiosity begun while I did my doctoral dissertation in 198 1 on premarital predictors of early marital delight (the result of that examine are said in bankruptcy 8).
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Impulsivity 3. Self-Esteem 4. Values and Attitudes about the Importance of Marriage III. Social Support 1. Social Network Approval 2. 2. (continued) 3. Sociocultural Characteristics IV. Couple Interactional Processes 1. Similarity on Values andPersonality 2. RelationshipEnhancing Communication Age at marriage (EL2) Education (V108) Income(V114) Actual similarity of religious beliefs (V3, V14, V25) similarity of morals (V11, V22, V32), similarity of sexual attitudes (V5, V16, V27), similarity of family planning (V4, V7, V15, V19), and similarity of attitude of importance of family (V10,V17, V21, V28, V31) Perceived similarity of emotional health and selfesteem (VI26 ,V136, V145, V120, V124, V130, V134, V139, V143) Perceptual accuracy on personality (same items as directly above) Empathic/open communication (V121, V131,V140, V125, V135) The indicator father/respondent relationship was measured by a scale consisting of three items designed to measure frequency of father’s demonstration of physical affection, participation in enjoyable activities, and shared communication.
We do not believe so. Free will has its own kind of predictability within the framework of final causality. Prediction is not based on past events that “cause” by necessity the outcomes of the present and future, but rather by the effect of freely chosen goals and intentions. These goals and intentions are responsible for thoughts and actions, and if these goals and intentions are deeply valued, people will maintain some consistency in these goals and choices, and they will therefore influence, in predictable ways, later thoughts and actions.
Indeed, when the families of both individuals were low in emotional health, the lowest marital adjustment of the nine couple family-of-origin combinations resulted. Holman, Larson, and Harmer ( 1994) compared husbands’ family-of-origin characteristics with wives’ marital satisfaction, and vice versa. They found that husbands’ premarital perceptions of their home environment predicted both the husbands’ and wives’ marital satisfaction, but that wives’ home environment did not predict either wives’ or husbands’ marital satisfaction.