Relationship of family employment status to husband and wife marital satisfaction and sex role preferences

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Nancy Ann Bueche (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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J. Allen Watson

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the sex role preferences and marital satisfaction of husbands and wives in dual career, dual earner, and single earner family types. The study was descriptive and utilized the survey approach in obtaining responses from both husbands and wives in the three differing occupational types. The total sample consisted of 196 respondents. Sex role preferences were measured by an instrument developed by Scanzoni (1970) and marital satisfaction scores were measured by the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (Spanier, 1976). Occupational types were delineated by both the husbands’ and wives’ current work, status. All families surveyed had at least one preschoolaged child and were in the early parenthood stages of the family life cycle. When measuring both marital satisfaction and sex role preference scores, occupational type was found to be a significant factor.

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Language: English
Date: 1981
Married people $x Employment
Husband and wife
Sex role

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