Title

Evaluating the effectiveness of marital therapies: A meta-analytic investigation

Date of Award

1990

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Article

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Department

Counseling Psychology

First Committee Member

Bruce D. Forman - Committee Chair

Abstract

The present study investigated the effectiveness of marital therapies utilizing a meta-analytic format. Twenty-five studies of marital therapy outcome employing random assignment and no-treatment/waiting-list control groups were included in the analysis. Effect sizes were computed based on self-report relationship change focus outcome measures. Four classifications of approach to marital therapy including contracting with communication training, communication training, contracting, and insight-oriented were compared. No significant differences between approaches were detected posttherapy or at follow-up. The overall weighted mean effect size found for marital therapy was.85 and.73 at follow-up.

Keywords

Psychology, Social; Psychology, Clinical

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