This research was supported in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada through a Canada Research Fellowship to Stéphane Sabourin. It was also supported by grants to Stéphane Sabourin from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and to John Wright and Stéphane Sabourin from the Fonds pour la Formation des Chercheurs et l'Aide à la Recherche. Government of Quebec. Yvan Lussier was supported by a Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The authors wish to gratefully acknowledge the collaboration of Diane Dulude and Josée Fiset who served as experimenters in the present study. They also thank the anonymous reviewers for their editorial assistance with the development of this manuscript.
The Effects of Measurement Strategy on Attributions for Marital Problems and Behaviors1
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 21, Issue 9, pages 734–746, May 1991
How to Cite
Sabourin, S., Lussier, Y. and Wright, J. (1991), The Effects of Measurement Strategy on Attributions for Marital Problems and Behaviors. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 21: 734–746. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1991.tb00545.x
- Issue online: 31 JUL 2006
- Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2006
The present study examined the relation of attributions for spouse behaviors, attributions for global conjugal conflict, and marital adjustment. The sample consisted of 74 French-Canadian couples who completed the Marital Attribution Style Questionnaire, the Conflict Rating Scale, and the Dyadic Adjustment Scale. Results showed that the relation between attribution and marital satisfaction is stable across culture. In addition, specific and general attribution measures were low to moderately correlated. However, multiple regression analyses demonstrated that attributions for global conjugal conflict entered the regression equations more often than attributions for hypothetical spouse behaviors. These findings suggest that the comparability of marital attribution measures should not be taken for granted. The need to develop standardized measures is underlined.