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dc.contributor.authorBanawan, Sammy Fawzy
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T21:22:16Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T21:22:16Z
dc.date.issued2004-08
dc.identifier.otherbanawan_sammy_f_200408_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/banawan_sammy_f_200408_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/21751
dc.description.abstractThe current study examined the efficacy of using the internet for the delivery of a relationship enhancement intervention. This intervention was based on Behavioral Marital Therapy and was divided into 4 modules, delivered one per week with assessments conducted between each section. One-hundred and fifty-two Participants were recruited through random digit dialing and google.com advertisements. Results between these two groups of recruits were examined, as was the differential cost and effectiveness of recruitment methods. The google.com was far more cost and time efficient than the traditional phone-based recruitment. In addition, the recruits from google.com were significantly more distressed, both in their relationships and intrapsychically. Predictors of completing an internet-based intervention were examined. The intervention was also examined to determine efficacy. Results indicate that over the course of the intervention both men and women exhibited a decline in negative affectivity. Implications for treatment delivery over the internet are discussed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectInternet
dc.subjectrelationships
dc.subjectgoogle.com
dc.subjectrecruitment
dc.subjectweb-based treatment
dc.subjectinternet treatment efficacy
dc.subjectmarital therapy
dc.subjectrelationship enhancement
dc.titleA match made in heaven?
dc.title.alternativerelationship enhancement and the Internet
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorSteven R. H. Beach
dc.description.committeeSteven R. H. Beach
dc.description.committeeLily D. McNair
dc.description.committeeNader Amir


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