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Marriage Enrichment by Means of a Structured Communication Programme

Glenda Cleaver
Family Relations
Vol. 36, No. 1 (Jan., 1987), pp. 49-54
DOI: 10.2307/584647
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/584647
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Marriage Enrichment by Means of a Structured Communication Programme
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Abstract

This article reports on an investigation of the effectiveness of teaching of communication skills to married couples by means of a structured videotape. The videotape contains a short explanation of the principles underlying communication, depicts models which demonstrate the skills to be learned and provides practice exercises for participants. Two groups of married couples were taught the relevant communication skills. Twenty-two couples took part in the programme. The experimental group was taught the skills using the videotape, while the control group was taught the skills without the use of the videotape. Pre-, post- and follow-up measures were taken. A significant improvement for both groups in the use of the skills taught was found. Both methods appeared to be effective. However, the follow-up measures indicated that the effect of the videotape was more lasting over a period of 2 months.

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