Marriage: Roles, Stability and Conflict


Editors: Kenneth S. Pearlman

Series: Family Issues in the 21st Century

Marriage has become an increasingly important topic in academic and policy research. A burgeoning literature suggests that marriage has a wide range of benefits, including improvements in individuals’ economic well-being and mental and physical health, as well as the well-being of their children. Inspired, in part, by these potential benefits of marriage, several large-scale federal initiatives have been launched in recent years that aim to encourage and support marriage. In general, married people are healthier than those who are not married across a wide array of health outcomes. This new and important book gathers the latest research from around the globe on marital quality and relationship narratives, domestic violence, marital conflict and child maladjustment, trauma and transitions in the marital relationship and other related topics.

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Table of Contents


Marital Quality and Relationship Narratives, The Story of Us:
Examining Marital Quality via Positive and Negative Relationship Narratives, pp. 1-29
(Nicole Alea, Kate C. McLean , Stephanie C. Vick
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, and others)

A Unified and Multifaceted Approach to Examining Support Transactions in Marriage, pp. 31-54
(Rebecca L. Brock, Erika Lawrence, The University of Iowa)

Forgiveness as a Resolution Strategy for Severe Marital Conflicts, pp. 55-75
(Sarah E. Gilbert, Jennifer M. Willett, Patrick C. Carmody, and Kristina Coop Gordon, The University of Tennessee)

Parent-Offspring Conflict Over Mating: Current Advancements, Future Directions, pp. 77-94
(Menelaos Apostolou, Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK)

The Context of Domestic Violence: Social and Contextual Factors Associated With Partner Violence Against Women, pp. 95-109
(Enrique Gracia, University of Valencia, Spain)

Intimate Partner Violence in Marital Relationships, pp. 111-141
(Ryan C. Shorey, Tara L. Cornelius, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, and others)

Marriage in Late Medieval Ireland: How the Gaelic Attitude to Marriage Destabilised the Family in Ireland and How Irishwomen Sought to Change It, pp. 143-155
(Gillian Kenny, University College Dublin),

Contemporary Contradictions and Challenges Facing Married Fathers and Mothers, pp. 157-171
(Erin Kramer Holmes, Jennifer Baumgartner, Loren Marks, Rob Palkovitz
Olena Nesteruk, Brigham Young University, and others)

Marital Status and Household Size as Determinants of Poverty among Fishmongers in Tema, Ghana, pp. 173-187
(Charity Osei-Amponsah, Kwabena Asomanin Anaman, Daniel Bruce Sarpong, Department of Rural Sociology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands)

Marital Conflict and Child Maladjustment, pp. 189-202
(Angelina Stavrou & Xenia Anastassiou-Hadjicharalambous
Department of Psychology, University of Nicosia, 1700 Nicosia, Cyprus)

Trauma, Transitions, and the Marital Relationship, pp. 203-217
(Brandt C. Gardner, Kami L. Schwerdtfeger, Oklahoma State University)

Index pp.219-233

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