Depression and power in marriage

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Title: Depression and power in marriage
Authors: Byrne, Michael
Carr, Alan
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Date: Nov-2000
Abstract: To investigate the association between depression and power within marriage, fourteen couples in which the female partner was depressed were compared with fourteen non-depressed couples on a range of variables which assessed power bases, processes and outcomes, three domains identified in Cromwell and Olson's (1975) analysis of marital power. Compared with non-depressed couples, those containing a depressed female partner had distinctive profiles, and a subset of the characteristics of these couples was uniquely associated with depression and quite distinct from the couples' levels of marital satisfaction. The results are discussed in terms of theories of power in relationships and are seen to highlight the importance of including marital therapy as part of a treatment package for married women with depression.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Journal: Journal of Family Therapy
Volume: 22
Issue: 4
Start page: 408
End page: 427
Copyright (published version): 2000 Wiley-Blackwell
Keywords: Family therapyDepressionMarital satisfactionPower
DOI: 10.1111/1467-6427.00161
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed 2014-01-28T10:04:04Z
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