A comparison of a global and a microanalytic coding system: Implications for future trends in studying interactions

Danielle Julien, Howard J. Markman, Kristin Lindahl

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This article presents initial data concerning the criterion validity of a new global measure of couples' interactions, the Interactional Dimensions Coding System (IDCS). The videotaped conflict-resolution discussions of 59 premarital couples were coded using the IDCS, the affect codes of a microanalytic system (Couples Interaction Coding System, C1SS,) and an insider's rating procedure (Communication Box). Results revealed that four of the five negative 1DCS dimensions were significantly correlated with the negative C1SS affect codes, but positive codes of the two systems did not converge. Also, the IOCS system showed an association with males' but not females' reports of marital quality. The global and microanalytic measures of escalation were predictive of future relationship satisfaction, but in somewhat different directions. Methodological issues relating to costs and benefits of using global and microanalytic systems are addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-100
Number of pages20
JournalBehavioral Assessment
Volume11
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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A comparison of a global and a microanalytic coding system : Implications for future trends in studying interactions. / Julien, Danielle; Markman, Howard J.; Lindahl, Kristin.

In: Behavioral Assessment, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.12.1989, p. 81-100.

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