Document Type

Article

Article Version

Post-print

Publication Date

7-2015

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine depressive symptoms and relationship satisfaction as problems related to relational ethics in one's family of origin and current partner relationships in a sample of 68 other-sex couples seeking therapy at a large university clinic. We used the Actor Partner Interdependence Model to analyze dyadic data collected prior to beginning therapy. Specifically, we found significant actor effects between relational ethics in one's family of origin and depressive symptoms, as well as between depressive symptoms and low relationship satisfaction for both male and female partners. We also found significant partner effects for relational ethics in current partner relationship, depressive symptoms, and low relationship satisfaction. Clinical application of contextual therapy theory is discussed.

Comments

Copyright 2015 Wiley. A post-print has been archived with permission from the copyright holder. This is the peer reviewed version of the article which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jmft.12070/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

Publication Title

Journal of marital and family therapy

Published Citation

Gangamma, Rashmi, Suzanne Bartle‐Haring, Eugene Holowacz, Erica E. Hartwell, and Tatiana Glebova. "Relational ethics, depressive symptoms, and relationship satisfaction in couples in therapy." Journal of marital and family therapy 41, no. 3 (July 2015): 354-366. - DOI 10.1111/jmft.12070

DOI

10.1111/jmft.12070

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