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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Marital goals: Circular value-based model and measurement
Organization Unit
  • Anna Czyżkowska
  • Jan Cieciuch
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Current Psychology
Publisher Springer
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 1046-1310
Volume 41
Number 6
Page Range 3401 - 3417
Date 2022
Abstract Text The aim of the research presented in this article was to develop a comprehensive model and measurement of marital goals. The aim of Study 1 was to validate the initial model of marital goals according to Schwartz’s model of values (defined as general transsituational goals). The sample consisted of 684 participants (50% female), all of whom were either married or cohabiting couples aged between 25 and 60 years (M = 37.2; SD = 5.3). The obtained results led to a modification of our initial theoretical model. In the final version of the model, we distinguished eight types of marital goals located in a circular way around two basic dimensions that were similar but not identical to those of Schwartz’s model: (1) oneself versus other focus and (2) relationship commitment versus avoidance. We validated the model in Study 2 in another sample of 1268 participants (50% female) with married couples aged between 18 and 86 years (M = 47.2; SD = 16.1). The measurement model was confirmed through a confirmatory factor analysis; the circular structure was confirmed through multidimensional scaling; the validity of the distinguished goals was confirmed through correlational analyses with value priorities, and marital satisfaction.
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Digital Object Identifier 10.1007/s12144-020-00787-0
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