Title

Discrepant Alcohol Use, Conflict, and Couples Satisfaction in a Community Sample

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2019

School

Child and Family Studies

Abstract

Discrepant alcohol use between partners has been shown to impact couples’ relationship functioning, emphasizing couples therapists’ need for careful assessment and informed treatment. This study recruited 514 participants from online crowdsourcing platforms to participate in an online survey. Participants were predominantly male (62.4%), heterosexual (76.1%), and Caucasian (47.6%). Ages ranged from 18 to 65 years and mean age was 33. Results indicated a negative association between couple satisfaction and both alcohol-related conflict and discrepant alcohol consumption. Being female combined with higher levels of alcohol discrepancies and couple satisfaction predicted increased alcohol-related conflict.

Publication Title

American Journal of Family Therapy

Volume

47

Issue

5

First Page

311

Last Page

327

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