The impact of premarital cycling on early marriage

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Show simple item record Vennum, Amber V. Johnson, Matthew D. 2014-12-02T18:20:33Z 2014-12-02T18:20:33Z 2014-12-02
dc.description.abstract Using a sample of 564 newlywed couples and the enduring dynamics model of marriage (Caughlin, Huston, & Houts, 2000), we examined the impact of premarital cycling (breaking up and renewing) on the entrance into marriage and relationship dynamics over the first five years. Consistent with the enduring dynamics model, results demonstrated cyclical couples (compared to non-cyclical couples) exhibited worse adjustment on a variety of relationship indicators at the entrance to marriage and were more likely to experience a trial separation over the first five years. Dyadic parallel process growth curve analysis further revealed that premarital cycling predicted lower initial relationship satisfaction that was sustained over the first five years of marriage. Implications for theory, research, and intervention with premarital couples are discussed. These results provide evidence that courtships characterized by breakups and renewals represent a relational vulnerability with negative implications extending years into the future. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Vennum, A., & Johnson, M. D. (2014). The impact of premarital cycling on early marriage. Family Relations, 63(4), 439-452., which has been published in final form at en_US
dc.subject Courtship en_US
dc.subject Enduring dynamics model en_US
dc.subject Newlywed marriage en_US
dc.subject Preventing marital distress en_US
dc.subject Relationship cycling en_US
dc.subject Marital satisfaction en_US
dc.title The impact of premarital cycling on early marriage en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2014 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1111/fare.12082 en_US
dc.citation.epage 452 en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Family Relations en_US
dc.citation.spage 439 en_US
dc.citation.volume 63 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid avennum en_US

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