Changing patterns of marriage and resolution of marital problems: An investigation of general practitioners’ and social workers’ attitudes

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Abstract

This paper, using attitude items and responses to a series of ‘vignettes’, investigates general practitioners’ and social workers’ attitudes towards cohabitation, divorce and the resolution of marital problems. The data suggest that the professional workers hold a range of values across a non-traditional — traditional continuum, and that social workers’ attitudes are less traditional than G.Ps. The implications of such attitudinal differences for the clients and patients of professional workers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-39
Number of pages13
JournalAustralian Journal of Sex, Marriage and Family
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1986
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Changing marriage patterns
  • Cohabitation
  • Divorce
  • Social workers’ and general practitioners’ attitudes

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