Type of Document Dissertation Author Bermudez, Judith Maria Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-03292002-132211 Title Conflict Resolution among Latino Couples Degree PhD Department Human Development Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Protinsky, Howard O. Jr. Committee Chair Fu, Victoria R. Committee Member Johnson, Scott W. Committee Member Prouty, Anne M. Committee Member Singh, Kusum Committee Member Keywords
- conflict resolution
- marriage therapy
Date of Defense 2002-02-15 Availability unrestricted AbstractABSTRACT
Conflict resolution style was examined with 191 married Latino couples residing in Houston and Dallas, Texas, representing 21 different nationalities. The purpose of this research study was to examine conflict resolution styles most predominant among the Latino couples in the sample and to examine if various demographic data correlated with the couples conflict resolution style. The dependent variables were conflict resolution style (avoidance, volatile, and validator) using Gottman’s MSI (Marital Conflict Scale, 1994). Using the same items on the MSI, and direct statements about Latino’s communication from the Marriage adn Family Therapy literature, other dependent variables were identified (unity, harmony, autonomy, conservatism and passion) with factor analysis and content analysis. The statistically significant independent variables were religion, language, education, and country of birth. The majority of this sample identified them selves as having a validating style of conflict resolution. Clinical implications for family therapists are discussed.
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