The Influence of Religiosity on Relationship Satisfaction and Therapeutic Outcome as Mediated by Commitment Level

dc.contributor.advisorWerlinich, Carol A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDresser, Ciara Nicoleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentFamily Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the common factor and client characteristic of religiosity in order to determine its effect on relationship satisfaction and therapy outcome, as well as to determine whether commitment level was a mediator of those associations within a clinical sample of couples who had experienced mild/moderate psychological, verbal, or physical abuse. Results indicated several trends. For males, a non-significant positive trend was found suggesting that their religiosity was positively associated with relationship satisfaction at the initiation of therapy. Another trend was for more religious females to be more committed to their relationships. Both females and males' commitment level was significantly correlated with their relationship satisfaction. A trend towards a negative association between religiosity and relationship satisfaction was found for females when commitment level was controlled for, and for males there was a trend towards a negative association between commitment level and therapy outcome.en_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCounseling Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCommitment Levelen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCouple Therapyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRelatisonship Satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTherapy Outcomeen_US
dc.titleThe Influence of Religiosity on Relationship Satisfaction and Therapeutic Outcome as Mediated by Commitment Levelen_US
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