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Evaluation of the "Connections: Relationships and Marriage" Curriculum.

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Gardner, Scott P.
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"Connections: Relationships and Marriage" is one of a number of high school marriage education curricula designed to teach students to develop healthy relationships and marriages. This study evaluates the effectiveness of this curriculum with 375 students from rural Midwest high schools who were in either the Connections group or in another Family and Consumer Sciences course. Findings suggest that students taking the Connections curriculum improved in their conflict resolution skills, became less likely to see divorce as a good option for troubled marriages, and were more likely to take advantage of pre-marital and post-marital programs to build better marriages. Implications and recommendations for Family and Consumer Sciences Educators are discussed. (Author abstract)

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