Master of Arts (MA)
Primary Subject Area
Education, Guidance and Counseling; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
marriage, counseling, inventory, belief
The Marriage Beliefs Inventory is designed to measure biblical versus unbiblical held beliefs about marriage. The HBI contains five sub-scales of marriage problem areas including finances, fulfillment, communication, companionship and sex. Each sub-scale includes fifteen belief statements with which the participant chooses the degree to which he agrees or disagrees. The MBI was given to thirty couples of a Sunday school class. The test-retest reliability correlation was high (r= .76). Research relevant to the construction of the inventory, conclusions and suggestions for further research are given.