Couple relationship education at the transition to parenthood: a window of opportunity to reach high-risk couples

Petch, Jemima, Halford, W. Kim, Creedy, Debra K. and Gamble, Jenny (2012) Couple relationship education at the transition to parenthood: a window of opportunity to reach high-risk couples. Family Process, 51 4: 498-511. doi:10.1111/j.1545-5300.2012.01420.x


Author Petch, Jemima
Halford, W. Kim
Creedy, Debra K.
Gamble, Jenny
Title Couple relationship education at the transition to parenthood: a window of opportunity to reach high-risk couples
Journal name Family Process   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0014-7370
1545-5300
Publication date 2012-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1545-5300.2012.01420.x
Volume 51
Issue 4
Start page 498
End page 511
Total pages 14
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract This study evaluated if the transition to parenthood is a window of opportunity to provide couple relationship education (CRE) to new parents at high risk for future relationship problems. Fifty-three percent of eligible couples approached agreed to participate in CRE and of these 80% had not previously accessed CRE. Couples were a broad representative of Australian couples having their first child, but minority couples were underrepresented. A third of couples had three or more risk factors for future relationship distress (e.g., cohabiting, interpartner violence, elevated psychological distress, unplanned pregnancy). Low education was the only risk factor that predicted drop out. The transition to parenthood is a window of opportunity to recruit certain types of high-risk couples to CRE
Keyword Transition to parenthood
Couple
High-risk
Uptake
Withdrawal
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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