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Utah State University

Behavior

1983

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The Effects Of Pregnancy On Behavioral Interdependence In Premarital Relationships, Joan V. Wareham May 1983

The Effects Of Pregnancy On Behavioral Interdependence In Premarital Relationships, Joan V. Wareham

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The purpose of this study was to compare couples who experienced a pregnancy early in their courtship, late in their courtship, or not pregnant at all on their development of behavioral interdependence across three levels of involvement; regularly dating , a couple, and committed to marriage, and into marriage. Data were collected by means of a semi-structured interview schedule which permitted couples to retrospectively graph their courtship from the first time they met until marriage. Partners divided their courtship into the three levels of involvement and then completed questionnaires which ascertained the activities they performed and with whom they performed them ...