Type of Document Dissertation Author Hickmon, William Adrian Jr URN etd-06062008-170540 Title Analysis of an adventure-based marriage enrichment program Degree PhD Department Family and Child Development Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Protinsky, Howard O. Jr. Committee Chair Johnson, Scott W. Committee Member Maxwell, Joseph W. Committee Member Singh, Kusum Committee Member Sporakowski, Michael J. Committee Member Keywords
- Recreational therapy
Date of Defense 1993-08-05 Availability restricted AbstractThe effectiveness of an adventure-based marriage enrichment program in increasing marital intimacy was studied. Thirty seven married couples from a relatively conservative Protestant religion composed the sample. The sample was composed of volunteer participants ranging in age from 21-47.
The participants were randomly assigned to two treatment groups and a control group. The Waring Intimacy Questionnaire, a participants' Self-Rating of Intimacy Scale, a participants' Intimacy Change Scale, and an open-ended questionnaire were used to collect data. Analysis of Covariance was use to determine differences in post-test scores using the pre-test as the covariate.
The findings showed statistical significance for group post-test scores on the WIQ Total Intimacy Scores, E (2,70)= 3.96, p < .05. Significance was shown for group post-test scores on the WIQ cohesiveness aubscale, F (2,70) = 8.71, p < .001.
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