Master of Arts (MA)
Primary Subject Area
Education, Guidance and Counseling; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General
marriage, counseling, inventory, belief
Peters, Timothy P., "The Marriage Beliefs Inventory" (1984). Masters Theses. 102.
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.