Marital Cohesion

A general term referring to the degree to which one or both spouses tolerate each other’s habits or shortcomings; the lower the cohesion, the greater the stress levels
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This scale measures four aspects of a relationship: marital satisfaction, marital cohesion, marital consensus, and affective expression.
Marital cohesion has a positive and significant relation with new possibilities, personal strengths, spiritual change, and appreciation of life.
19,20) The RDAS consists of 14 items evaluating the couple's agreement on decisions and appropriate behaviour, marital satisfaction and marital cohesion.
Thus, this preliminary research seems to strengthen the notion that Christian couples should, at least in part, focus on improving their relationship with God so as to enhance marital cohesion, satisfaction, agreement, and affective expression.
At baseline, higher marital stress correlated with poorer blood glucose control and higher depression, and lower marital cohesion correlated with higher systolic blood pressure.
We hypothesized that higher levels of marital stress and less satisfaction would predict poorer medical and psychosocial outcomes, whereas higher levels of marital cohesion would predict better medical and psychosocial outcomes.
Although there are obvious limitations to use of a single-item measure of marital satisfaction, and of a single subscale of the DAS, we were limited to a reduced number of items because of concerns about participant burden (IDEATel participants completed extensive physical assessments and multiple questionnaires) and decided that, given prior research, marital cohesion was the domain of interest.
650) and with less marital cohesion (DAS-C) (r = -.
In fact, these researchers found that parenting a child who is being treated for cancer may even bring about increased marital cohesion.
Although politicians talk about the importance of family and 'family values', Beck-Gernsheim argues that these societal changes and expectations actually discourage marital cohesion and caring family relationships.
Univariate ANOVAS and pairwise comparison on the measures of marital functioning indicated that the depressed group scored significantly lower than the non-depressed group on two aspects of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, marital satisfaction and marital cohesion, than the non-depressed group.
Following significant one-way ANOVAS comparing groups on the satisfaction and cohesion scales of the DAS, pairwise comparisons demonstrated that the depressed and mildly depressed groups reported less marital satisfaction than the non-depressed group, and that the depressed group reported less marital cohesion than the mildly depressed and non-depressed groups.