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Relational ethics, depressive symptoms, and relationship satisfaction in couples in therapy
Journal of marital and family therapy
  • Rashmi Gangamma
  • Suzanne Bartle-Haring
  • Eugene Holowacz
  • Erica E. Hartwell, Fairfield University
  • Tatiana Glebova
Document Type
Article
Article Version
Post-print
Publication Date
7-1-2015
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Abstract
The purpose of this study was to examine depressive symptoms and relationship satisfaction as problems related to relational ethics in one's family of origin and current partner relationships in a sample of 68 other-sex couples seeking therapy at a large university clinic. We used the Actor Partner Interdependence Model to analyze dyadic data collected prior to beginning therapy. Specifically, we found significant actor effects between relational ethics in one's family of origin and depressive symptoms, as well as between depressive symptoms and low relationship satisfaction for both male and female partners. We also found significant partner effects for relational ethics in current partner relationship, depressive symptoms, and low relationship satisfaction. Clinical application of contextual therapy theory is discussed.
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Copyright 2015 Wiley. A post-print has been archived with permission from the copyright holder. This is the peer reviewed version of the article which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jmft.12070/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

Published Citation
Gangamma, Rashmi, Suzanne Bartle‐Haring, Eugene Holowacz, Erica E. Hartwell, and Tatiana Glebova. "Relational ethics, depressive symptoms, and relationship satisfaction in couples in therapy." Journal of marital and family therapy 41, no. 3 (July 2015): 354-366. - DOI 10.1111/jmft.12070
DOI
10.1111/jmft.12070
Citation Information
Rashmi Gangamma, Suzanne Bartle-Haring, Eugene Holowacz, Erica E. Hartwell, et al.. "Relational ethics, depressive symptoms, and relationship satisfaction in couples in therapy" Journal of marital and family therapy Vol. 41 Iss. 3 (2015)
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