This article was accepted by Patricia Noller.
Behavior and on-line cognition in marital interaction
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 111–130, March 2000
How to Cite
FLETCHER, G. J.O. and THOMAS, G. (2000), Behavior and on-line cognition in marital interaction. Personal Relationships, 7: 111–130. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2000.tb00007.x
The research was supported by a grant (UOC310) from the Foundation for Research Science and Technology. We thank Emma Brinded, Jacquie Duxbury, Helen Gervois, Jean Hammond, Craig Lange, Jo Jarvis, and Lorraine Rutland for their assistance in collecting and coding the data.
- Issue published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
This research examined the relations among various distal variables and interactive behavior and on-line cognition in a complete longitudinal design over 1 year. Fifty-seven married couples had problem-solving discussions that were videotaped. Interactive behavior was coded by observers, and on-line cognitions were assessed using a tape-review procedure (see Fletcher & Fitness, 1990). As predicted, the association between relationship satisfaction and both interactive behavior and on-line cognition was generally mediated by negative attributions to the partner; however, depression obtained direct unmediated paths to interactive behavior and on-line cognition. Cross-lagged analyses suggested that the causal links between distal variables and problem-solving interactive behaviors and on-line cognition tend to go in both directions over time. Implications are discussed.