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The Relationship Between Marital Communication and Satisfaction: A Review
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy (1987)
  • Joseph P. Boland
  • Diane R. Follingstad, University of South Carolina - Columbia
Abstract

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.

Keywords
  • marital satisfaction,
  • marital communication,
  • methodology,
  • measurement
Publication Date
1987
Citation Information
Joseph P. Boland and Diane R. Follingstad. "The Relationship Between Marital Communication and Satisfaction: A Review" Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy Vol. 13 Iss. 4 (1987)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dianefollingstad/47/