OBSERVATIONAL CODING OF RELATIONSHIP-SCHEMATIC PROCESSING

In this article, we introduce the construct Relationship-Schematic Processing (RSP), which is defined as the degree to which individuals process information in terms of their romantic relationship. We also present an observational coding system that was developed to assess the behavioral manifestati...

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Published in:Journal of marital and family therapy, Vol. 31, No. 1 (2005), p. 0
Main Author: Sullivan, Laura J. (Author)
Other Involved Persons: Baucom, Donald H.
Format: electronic Article
Published: Oxford, UK : Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2005
ISSN:1752-0606
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
DOI:10.1111/j.1752-0606.2005.tb01541.x
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  • In this article, we introduce the construct Relationship-Schematic Processing (RSP), which is defined as the degree to which individuals process information in terms of their romantic relationship. We also present an observational coding system that was developed to assess the behavioral manifestations of RSP. The coding system was applied to videotaped problem-solving interactions completed by 55 maritally distressed couples. Findings indicated that wives engaged in more frequent and higher quality RSP than husbands did. Husbands reported greater relationship satisfaction when wives engaged in more frequent and higher quality RSP; wives reported greater satisfaction when husbands engaged in higher quality relationship processing. In addition, we assessed convergent validity with other measures of marital functioning.