Relationships among young adults' marital messages received, marital attitudes, and relationship self-efficacy

W. Matthew Shurts, Jane E. Myers

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The authors examined relationships among university students' marital messages received (MMR), marital attitudes, and romantic relationship self-efficacy (RSE). Results indicated that students' marital attitudes and romantic relationship status predicted their level of RSE. The authors found differences in MMR, marital attitudes, and RSE on the basis of gender, ethnicity, age, romantic relationship status, and family-of-origin marital status. Counseling implications, future research directions, and limitations are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-111
Number of pages15
JournalAdultspan Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012


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