¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Felix Berardo began his term as Editor of the Journal of Marriage and the Family. A landmark study by Graham Spanier, titled Measuring Dyadic Adjustment: New Scales for Assessing the Quality of Marriage and Similar Dyads, was published in the February 1976 issue of the journal. The article included an instrument called the Dyadic Adjustment Scale. This research has since been used in thousands of research studies and by marriage and family therapists and has been translated into languages throughout the world.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Jetse Sprey of Case Western Reserve University became Editor of the NCFR/Sage Monograph Series. As Editor, the first volume in the series was “The Violent Home,” by Richard Gelles. Additional monographs in 1976 included “Marital Incompatibility and Social Change in Early America,” by Herman Lantz; “Role Structure and Analysis of the Family,” by Ivan Nye et al.; and “Sons or Daughters, a Cross-Cultural Study of Parental Preferences,” by Nancy K. Williamson.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The third edition of Student Perspectives: A Resource Guide for Graduate Programs in Family Studies, with C. R. Figley and B. R. Francis as editors, was published.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Rebecca Smith compiled and edited a special reader from NCFR journal articles entitled Resources for Teaching about Family Life Education. The Task Force on Child Abuse, chaired by Hope M. Bernstein, made available to NCFR the book Focus on Child Maltreatment: Part I, by Dean D. Knudson and Hope Bernstein, which included discussions of selected programs working to combat child abuse.