Consistency of Cognitions in Remarriage: A Test of the Consistency Tenet of the Multidimensional Cognitive-Developmental Model

by Campbell, JaNae Elise

Abstract (Summary)
Remarriages have been increasing over the last several decades, yet little has been done in establishing theories and interventions specific to remarried couples and stepfamilies. Fine and Kurdek proposed a model specific to individuals in a remarriage situation. In an effort to validate their model, this study tested a key tenet, the tenet of consistency in cognitions, across spouses. Data were analyzed from the "Relationship Quality and Stability in Utah Newlywed Remarriages" study. With a sample of 449 couples, a series of correlations and backward regressions were completed. The results indicate that individual perceptions are more predictive of remarital quality than is consistency of cognitions. A critique of the Multidimensional Cognitive-Developmental Model is discussed. Limitations are addressed and recommendations for future research are given.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Utah State University

School Location:USA - Utah

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:cognitions consistency remarriage socioemotional behaviors


Date of Publication:05/01/2009

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