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Author: Constantine, John A.
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1. Constantine, John A.
Bahr, Stephen J.
Locus of Control and Marital Stability: A Longitudinal Study
Journal of Divorce 4,1 (Fall 1981): 11-22.
Cohort(s): Young Men
Publisher: Haworth Press, Inc.
Keyword(s): Divorce; Locus of Control (see Rotter Scale); Marital Disruption; Marital Stability; Rotter Scale (see Locus of Control); Socioeconomic Status (SES)

The relationship between locus of control and marital stability of young men between the ages of 16-25 who were married is investigated. A factor analysis of the locus of control measures found three factors: a leadership scale, a personal scale and a fate scale. These men were followed for five years to ascertain those who were still married and those who were not. Analysis of covariance controlling for age and socio-economic status was conducted comparing the married group with the divorced or separated group. A significant difference in the two groups appeared on the leadership scale only. The implications for this finding are discussed in relation to clinical practice and future research.
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Constantine, John A. and Stephen J. Bahr. "Locus of Control and Marital Stability: A Longitudinal Study." Journal of Divorce 4,1 (Fall 1981): 11-22.