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Childhood Risky Family Exposure Hinders Marital Functioning in Adulthood

Poster Session IX - Board: IX-098
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Kanchana D. De Silva
Loma Linda University

Kelly R. Morton
Loma Linda University

Jerry Lee
Loma Linda University

The impact of childhood exposure to risky families on marital relationships in adulthood was examined in a cohort of 8710 Seventh-day Adventists aged 24-100 years. Risky family exposure directly predicted maritial quality. In addition, the risky family and marital quality relationship was partially mediated by hostility.

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