A contextual model of conflict in marriage
Greene, Rebecca Sorenson
The contextual model was used to understand the conflict process in marriage. A significant relationship was found between the distal variables of marital satisfaction, attachment, and social support, and the proximal variable of topic salience, to the conflict process. Additionally, findings indicated that women come to the conflict process from a distal context (marital satisfaction), while men approach the conflict from a more proximal context (topic salience).