Raising awareness about marital expectations: Are unrealistic beliefs changed by integrative teaching?

Elizabeth A. Sharp, Lawrence H. Ganong

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Abstract

This study explores the effects of integrative teaching on college students' unrealistic and romantic beliefs about marriage. The hypothesis that students in the integrative teaching group would significantly lower unrealistic beliefs was partially supported, with students in the integrative teaching group significantly lowering their romantic beliefs. Unrealistic relationship beliefs decreased for both comparison and integrative teaching groups. Women in both groups ascribe to fewer unrealistic relationship and romantic beliefs. Implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-76
Number of pages6
JournalFamily Relations
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2000

Keywords

  • Integrative teaching
  • Marriage
  • Premarital expectations
  • Romantic beliefs
  • Unrealistic beliefs

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