The Birth of the Family: An Empirical Inquiry

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Psychology Press, 1989 - Psychology - 201 pages
First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

The Development of Family Competence
1
Selected Theoretical Issues
18
A Selective Review
29
Hypotheses Design and Methods
43
Correlates of Marital Competence
60
Stability and Change in Marital Structure
69
Incorporation of the Child into the Family with Margaret Tresch
76
Family of Origin with Margaret Tresch Owen
89
Overview of Findings
103
Implications
114
Appendices
129
References
187
Index
195
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Page xi - Closeness is measured by the extent to which the spouses share interests, activities, friends, basic values, and pleasure in their sexual activities. Commitment is understood as the degree to which the marital relationship is experienced by both spouses as their primary affective relationship.

About the author (1989)

Jerry Lewis is emeritus professor of sociology at Kent State University.

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