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Examining the relationship between connection rituals and marital satisfaction: A correlational study


2007 2007

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The purpose of this study was to examine the types, frequency, and meaningfulness of connection rituals and the relationship between these items and marital satisfaction. Past research has shown that rituals correlate with marital satisfaction. Three research questions guided the study: (1) What connection rituals do couples participate in and with what frequency? (2) How meaningful are the connection rituals to the husband or wife? and (3) Are some connection rituals more strongly associated to marital satisfaction?

The research questions were tested with data from eighty couples who completed a survey designed specifically for this study. The top three reported rituals in each category among men and women were obtained. Results found that men and women participate in many different types of rituals, with daily greeting being used most often and love rituals having the most meaning on average for participants. A modest relationship was reported among husbands' report of meaningfulness in regular talk time, religious/spiritual activities and other categories and marital satisfaction. A modest relationship was also reported among wives' report of meaningfulness in regular talk time and love rituals and marital satisfaction. Implications and suggestions for future research are also presented.

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Subject
Social psychology;
Social work;
Psychotherapy;
Families & family life;
Personal relationships;
Sociology
Classification
0451: Social psychology
0452: Social work
0622: Psychotherapy
0628: Families & family life
0628: Personal relationships
0628: Sociology
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology
Title
Examining the relationship between connection rituals and marital satisfaction: A correlational study
Author
Brown, Heather Holmgren
Number of pages
83
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0241
Source
MAI 46/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549218067
Advisor
Allgood, Scot M.
University/institution
Utah State University
University location
United States -- Utah
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1448036
ProQuest document ID
304804616
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304804616
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