Title page for ETD etd-06062008-170540

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
  • Recreational therapy
Date of Defense 1993-08-05
Availability restricted
The 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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