Synopses & Reviews
This book represents the first serious attempt in more than forty years to carry out a large-scale longitudinal study of premarital factors that predict breakup and marital quality. The author develops a theoretical rationale for predicted paths and tests those paths with the best statistical tools; practitioners will find the results useful in their attempts to help individuals and couples make decisions about marriage, marital stability, and childrearing.
Table of Contents
Dedication. Associates. Preface. 1.
Premarital Factors and Later Marital Quality and Stability; T.B. Holman, S.T. Linford. 2.
Assumptions and Methods; T.B. Holman, S.T. Linford. 3.
Breaking up Before And After Marriage; D.B. Meredith, T.B. Holman. 4.
Family of Origin Structures and Processes and Adult Children's Marital Quality; T.B. Holman, P.J. Birch. 5.
Individual Characteristics Influencing Marital Quality; T.B. Holman, et al. 6.
Social Contexts Influencing Marital Quality; C. Doxey, T.B. Holman. 7.
Premarital Couple Interactional Processes and Later Marital Quality; J.S. Carroll, T.B. Holman. 8.
Putting it All Together: Four Longitudinal, Multivariate Models of Premarital Prediction of Marital Quality; T.B. Holman, et al. 9.
General Principles, Implications, and Future Directions; T.B. Holman, et al. 10.
Epilogue and Invitation; T.B. Holman. Appendix A:
PREParation for Marriage (PREP-M); T.B. Holman, et al. Appendix B:
The Relationship Quality Follow-up Study; T.B. Holman, S.T. Linford. Appendix C:
A Century-end Comprehensive Review of Premarital Predictors of Marital Quality and Stability; S.T. Linford, J.S. Carroll.