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Premarital Predictors of Marital Quality and Stability
Jeffry H. Larson and Thomas B. Holman
Vol. 43, No. 2 (Apr., 1994), pp. 228-237
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/585327
Page Count: 10
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This article reviews research on the premarital factors associated with later marital quality and stability in first marriages. Three major categories of factors are described, including background and context, individual traits and behaviors, and couple interactional processes. Both cross-sectional and longitudinal research are summarized. Recommendations for future research and implications for family life education and premarital counseling are described.
Family Relations © 1994 National Council on Family Relations