PREPARE/ENRICH Research Articles

I. Overview of the PREPARE/ENRICH Program (1999)

David H. Olson & Amy K. Olson-Sigg

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II. Research on Effectiveness of the PREPARE/ENRICH Program

  • Validity and Reliability of PREPARE/ENRICH (Version 2000)
  • PREPARE Outcome Study
    Knutson & Olson (2003)
  • PREPARE/ENRICH and Couple Communication Program
    Olson & Miller (2007)
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III. Research on Effectiveness of Empowering Couples Program

  • Impact of Empowering Couples Program on Married Couples
    Arnold (2005)
  • Effectiveness of Empowering Couples Program
    Burleson (2004)
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IV. Research on Value of Marriage Mentor Programs

  • Premarital Mentoring Program Reduces Divorce Rate
    Oglesby (2005)
  • Marriage Mentoring has Major Impact on Pre-Marital Couples
    Wages (2005)
  • Mentoring Improves Distressed Marriages & Mentor's Marriage
    McClurkan (2003)
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V. Research Predicting Divorce and Marital Satisfaction

  • Predicting Marital Success based on Couple Types
    Fowers, Montel and Olson (1996)
  • Predicting Marital Satisfaction with PREPARE: A Replication Study
    Larsen and Olson (1989)
  • Predicting Marital Success with PREPARE: A Predictive Validity Study
    Fowers and Olson (1986)
  • ENRICH Marital Inventory: Discriminate Validity Study
    Fowers and Olson (1989)
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VI. National Surveys using PREPARE/ENRICH

  • Spiritual Beliefs and Marital Success: A National Survey
    Larson and Olson (2005)
  • Spouse Abuse and Marital Dynamics based on ENRICH: A National Survey
    Asai and Olson (2003)
  • National Survey on Marital Strengths
    Olson and Olson-Sigg (2000)
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VII. Research on Cohabitation

  • Cohabiting Couples Higher Risk for Divorce
    Olson & Larson (2006)
  • Overview of Cohabitation Research
    Olson & Olson-Sigg (2007)
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VIII. Research with Ethnic and Cultural Groups

  • Validation of the Korean Premarital Inventory: K–PREPARE
    Kim, Nami (2009)
  • Discriminate Validity of Korean Version of ENRICH
    Park, Kim, Song and Lee (2009)
  • Hispanic & Caucasian Married Couple Types based on ENRICH
    Olson and Garrett (2006)
  • Five Types of African American Marriages based on ENRICH
    Allen and Olson (2001)
  • Cultural Adaptation of PREPARE with Japanese Premarital Couples
    Asai and Olson (2004)
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IX. Research on Couple Types based on PREPARE and ENRICH

  • Five Types of Married Couples based on ENRICH
    Olson and Fowers (1993)
  • Four Types of Premarital Couples based on PREPARE
    Fowers and Olson (1992)
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X. Research on Abuse with Premarital and Married Couples

  • Self-Confidence and Parental Abuse on Premarital Couple Satisfaction
    Craddock (2006)
  • Spouse Abuse and Marital Dynamics based on ENRICH: A National Survey
    Asai and Olson (2003)
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XI. Other Studies

  • Couple Checkup: Tuning Up Relationships
    Olson, Larson. & Olson-Sigg (2009)
  • Marriage and Family Wellness: Corporate America's Business?
    Turvey & Olson (2006)
  • Distressed Couples & Marriage Education
    DeMaria (2005)
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