Navigation Links
Do Teens With Happy Home Life Have Happier Marriages?
Date:2/13/2013

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- People who experience positive family relationships as teenagers may be more likely to have a better marriage as adults, according to a new study.

Researchers found warm, supportive family interactions and effective communication in adolescence may be connected to relationships later in life. They noted the effects of early positive family engagement, such as greater relationship satisfaction and reduced hostility, extends to teenagers' future spouses as well.

For the study, released online Jan. 10 in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the journal Psychological Science, researchers led by Robert Ackerman, from the University of Texas at Dallas, analyzed the family interactions of 7th graders. Five signs of positive engagement were used to assess participants' family life: listener responsiveness, assertiveness, prosocial behavior, effective communication, and warmth-support.

The young people who had the most positive interactions in their families had the most positive engagement in their marriages 17 years later, the investigators found. They also were less hostile toward their spouse. The researchers noted the participants' spouses were also more positively engaged in their marriage and expressed less hostile behavior.

"Perhaps one of the most striking results from this work was that the quality of one marital partner's family climate during adolescence was associated with marital outcomes for the other partner," the researchers wrote.

In a news release from the Association for Psychological Science, the study authors noted that it's possible that teens who experienced positive family interaction may seek out partners with similar behaviors in relationships.

More information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has more about marriage quality.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Association for Psychological Science, news release, Jan. 30, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Diabetes Drug May Offer Modest Weight Loss for Very Obese Teens: Study
2. Energy Drinks Pose Risks to Teens, Study Finds
3. TV viewing and sedentary lifestyle in teens linked to disease risk in adulthood
4. Sex With an Ex Common Among Teens, Young Adults
5. Very Obese Teens See Heart Gains From Weight-Loss Surgery: Study
6. Protective communities may reduce risk of drinking in teens
7. Many U.S. Teens at Risk for Suicide Despite Treatment: Study
8. Most Teens Support Tough Smoking Bans: Survey
9. Overweight Teens Report High Rates of Bullying, Teasing
10. Lava Heights Academy Troubled Teens Celebrate Holidays With Service and Drama
11. Supportive role models, coping lead to better health in poor teens
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Do Teens With Happy Home Life Have Happier Marriages?
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... AutismOne announced the ... Association of Integrative Medicine and available for application on Saturday, May 27, 2017, ... Conference in Colorado Springs. , Ed Arranga, president of AutismOne, stated: "Many of ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... Association’s Tri-State Camp Conference in Atlantic City March 13-16, was a busy spot ... team of professional staff discussed strategies for preventing outbreaks among camp communities during ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... ... Oily skin is a common and unwelcomed occurrence in people of all ages, genders and ... to the discussion of dealing with excess skin oil. “Oily skin is a challenge to ... can help remove the oily shine while keeping the skin fresh and clean,” says Dr. ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... “A Prophets Bones”: a thrilling adventure that reveals the mystery of Kevin’s ... things that his parents and teachers had asked of him that he had neglected to ... to defy the Almighty Creator. There were some who would have felt themselves to be ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... The respected ... who want straight teeth without the extensive time commitment and aesthetic disadvantages of ... acquiring a referral. A custom-designed series of virtually invisible aligners are created for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... Calif. , March 27, 2017  Cryoport, Inc. ... that it intends to offer shares of common stock ... registration statement on file with the Securities and Exchange ... and other conditions, and there can be no assurance ... completed, or as to the actual size or terms ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... March 27, 2017  A new survey ... that Medicare,s Competitive Bidding Program (CBP) significantly reduced beneficiary ... The lack of choice forces beneficiaries to switch to ... health consequences. AADE,s survey is the ... and others pointing out the inherent problems with the ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... 2017 /PRNewswire/ - INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. ("Invictus MD" ... MD is pleased to announce it has received conditional ... the TSX Venture Exchange.  Receiving the ... of significant achievements for Invictus-MD. Some of which include: ... AB Laboratories Inc. ("AB Labs"), a Licensed Producer under ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: