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Table 6 Means and standard deviation for husbands and wives who completed the pre-test, post-test, and follow-up

From: Couple relationship education program “Living as Partners”: evaluation of effects on marital quality and conflict

  Pre-test Post-test Follow-up
M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Marital quality1 Husbands (n = 33) 31.03 (8.9) 27.88 (7.33) 28.94 (10.23)
Wives (n = 33) 29.88 (12.28) 29.15 (10.987) 29.00 (11.51)
Conflict frequency Husbands (n = 33) 2.13 (0.57) 1.97 (0.57) 2.00 (0.68)
Wives (n = 33) 2.24 (0.63) 1.92 (0.55) 1.92 (0.69)
Conflict resolution
 Positive resolution Husbands (n = 33) 3.27 (0.66) 3.68 (0.67) 3.63 (0.76)
Wives (n = 33) 3.40 (0.67) 3.73 (0.53) 3.65 (0.61)
 Conflict engagement Husbands (n = 33) 2.31 (0.72) 1.76 (0.60) 1.93 (0.60)
Wives (n = 33) 2.52 (0.74) 1.68 (0.54) 1.95 (0.71)
 Withdrawal Husbands (n = 33) 2.92 (0.75) 2.15 (0.73) 2.50 (0.85)
Wives (n = 33) 2.74 (0.81) 2.08 (0.71) 2.33 (0.72)
 Compliance Husbands (n = 33) 2.30 (0.78) 2.08 (0.76) 2.17 (0.82)
Wives (n = 33) 2.39 (0.66) 2.00 (0.70) 2.15 (0.64)
  1. 1Lower scores represent better marital quality indices