Premarital Relationship Adjustment and its Relation to Religiosity and Sexual Involvement

Volume
Volume 20
Issue
Winter 1992
Title
Premarital Relationship Adjustment and its Relation to Religiosity and Sexual Involvement
Abstract

The relations among relationship adjustment, sexual involvement, and religiosity were investigated among 249 college students involved in heterosexual dating relationships. Scores from the Gladding-Lewis-Adkins Religiosity Scale and the Heterosexual Behavior Inventory (assessing religiosity and sexual involvement in the relationship) were entered into a multiple regression analysis to determine their effect on relationship adjustment (measured by the Dyadic Adjustment Scale) after the effects of five control variables (miles apart, days partner seen per week, social desirability, parents' education, and relationship length) had been removed. The results indicated that religiosity accounted for a significant portion of the variance in premarital relationship adjustment, while no significant effect was found for sexual involvement or the interaction of the two variables. Implications for further research in this area are discussed.

Authors
R.L. Dunn, Dr. M.A. Fine and Dr. L.A. Kurdek
Pages
356 - 366
Price
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