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Premarital Relationship Enhancement : Its Effects on Needs to Relate to Others.

Publication Year: 
1992
Personal Author: 
Ridley, Carl A.
Sladeczek, Ingrid E.
Journal Article
Page Count: 
6

The purpose of this study is to determine if premarital couples training in a relationship enhancement program changed characteristic needs in ways of relating to others. The study was designed to evaluate the effects on the interpersonal needs of control, affection, and inclusion in a group trained in Guerney's Relationship Enhancement Program, in contrast to a lecture/discussion control group. Both groups participated in 24 hours of training. Comparisons indicate significant group and gender differences. Discussion focuses on changes in needs for inclusion, control, and affection. Implications for family life educators and counselors are identified.

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