Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal
Army life, Premarital Relationships, Program Evaluation, Relationship Development, Relationship Education, Relationship Beliefs
Educating singles on how to develop healthy, romantic relationships can be beneficial to their subsequent dating and marital satisfaction, and for Army soldiers, their satisfaction with military life. A new relationship program, the P.I.C.K. program, was delivered to single Army soldiers, and at the conclusion of the program participants demonstrated an increase in their understanding of the crucial areas to explore and discuss in a premarital relationship, gained a better understanding of how to pace their relationship, and exhibited more realistic attitudes and beliefs about marriage and mate selection.
Van Epp, Morgan C.; Futris, Ted G.; Van Epp, John C.; and Campbell, Kelly, "The Impact of the P.I.C.K. a Partner Relationship Educational Program on Single Army Soldiers" (2008). Psychology Faculty Publications. 2.