Longitudinal Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Series

Premarital Prediction of Marital Quality or Breakup

Research, Theory, and Practice

Authors: Holman, Thomas B.

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This book should be of interest to scholars, researchers, students, and practitioners alike. Scholars, researchers, and students of personal relationship development will recognize in this book the first serious attempt in over 40 years to do a large-scale, longitudinal study of premarital factors that predict premarital breakup and marital quality; they should also appreciate our attempt to develop a theoretical rationale for predicted paths and to test those paths with the best available statistical tools. Practitioners-while generally not as interested in the intricacies of the statistical results-will find much that is useful to them as they help individuals and couples make decisions about their intimate relationships, their readiness for marriage, and how to increase the probability for marital success. Teachers, family life educators, premarital counselors, and clergy will find helpful our “principles for practice,” particularly as described in Chapter 9, as they teach and counsel couples in any premarital situation. My interest in the development of relationships from premarital to marital probably began when I got married in 1972 and started to notice all of the characteristics my wife and I brought from our respective families and how our “new beginning” as a married couple was in many ways the continuation of our premarital relationship, only more refined and more intense. My professional interest began when I did my doctoral dissertation in 198 1 on premarital predictors of early marital satisfaction (the results of that study are reported in Chapter 8).

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`By focusing on premarital predictors of the development of marital discord, Holman answers a call in the marital literature to more carefully examine courtship and engagement.'
Marriage and Family, 64 (November 2002)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Premarital Factors and Later Marital Quality and Stability

    Holman, Thomas B. (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Assumptions and Methods

    Holman, Thomas B. (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

  • Breaking Up before and after Marriage

    Meredith, David B. (et al.)

    Pages 47-77

  • Family-of-origin Structures and Processes and Adult Children’s Marital Quality

    Holman, Thomas B. (et al.)

    Pages 79-103

  • Individual Characteristics Influencing Marital Quality

    Holman, Thomas B. (et al.)

    Pages 105-117

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $149.00
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Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4757-7441-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Premarital Prediction of Marital Quality or Breakup
Book Subtitle
Research, Theory, and Practice
Authors
Series Title
Longitudinal Research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Series
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47186-5
DOI
10.1007/b107947
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46326-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7441-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 328
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