Toward building intimacy in young couples in Tatarstan, Russia using a culturally adapted, communication-focused version of PREP [registered symbol], a marital enrichment program

Full Title
Toward building intimacy in young couples in Tatarstan, Russia using a culturally adapted, communication-focused version of PREP [registered symbol], a marital enrichment program
Author
Monte E Race
Abstract
The thesis studied the effect that a culturally adapted version of the MRE PREP has on marital intimacy, marital satisfaction, conflict resolution, and expectations on young married couples in Tatarstan, Russia. ANOVA with a pretest, posttest, and waitlist design was used to compare the change in dependent variables in relation to the independent variable PREP. The test group compared to the control group showed moderate positive effect sizes for communication and conflict resolution skills. Regarding marital satisfaction and intimacy no statistically significant changes were noted. Intimacy, satisfaction, communication skills, and expectations were all positively correlated.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Daniel W Trathen
Language
English
Date
2013
Number of Pages
246
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