CRVAW Faculty Journal Articles


The Relationship Between Marital Communication and Satisfaction: A Review


This paper provides a comprehensive methodological review of the literature assessing the relationship between marital satisfaction and communication. The investigations vary greatly in the adequacy of their assessment measures and soundness of their research design. Although it is generally concluded that both content and process communication are related to marital satisfaction, replication of the better designs is necessary. Specific findings and their practical implications for both future research and marital therapy are discussed.

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Dr. Diane Follingstad had not been a faculty member of the University of Kentucky at the publication time.

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