Human Development Across the Lifespan
Friday, March 28
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Program ID #469, Poster Area 5
The Impact of Relationship Education on Family Adjustment and Relationship Satisfaction
30-Minute Poster Session
Research indicates that as marital adjustment declines, evocative child effects on parenting increase, while the role of shared family experiences declines (Ulbricht et al., 2013). Moreover, conflict or aggression between partners affects family dynamics and increases the potential risk for child maladjustment and harsh parenting (Graham et al., 2012). The purpose of this study is to help professionals identify risk factors in family maladjustment and the benefits of encouraging parents to attend relationship education workshops. Professionals can use this information to formulate a curriculum or treatment plan that will target these areas of concern in family dynamics and relationship quality.