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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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1999

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Congruency Of Identity Style In Married Couples, Jerry L. Cook May 1999

Congruency Of Identity Style In Married Couples, Jerry L. Cook

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This study assessed the importance that similar identity style plays in the relationships within recently married couples. To assess the congruency of similar and dissimilar identity style, three postulates were analyzed. These postulates included: (a) Is there a gender difference in reports of marital intimacy? (b) Is similarity of identity style related to marital intimacy? (c) Is there an interaction effect between gender and similarity of identity style in relation to reports of marital intimacy? A sample consisting of 84 couples completed a survey containing questions relevant to identity and marital intimacy. Demographic information was also requested in the survey ...