An assessment of decision-making processes in dual-career marriages

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Nancy Morgan Kingsbury (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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John Scanzoni

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess which of a group of independent variables were most predictive of the following dependent variables: (1) process power (PP), (2) process outcome (PO), and (3) subjective outcomes (SO) of decision making in dual-career families. The purposive sample consisted of 51 (N = 102) dual-career couples. A process-oriented model of joint decision making served as a basis for the questionnaires and interviews used in the study. Data were gathered by self-report questionnaires and a conjoint, tape-recorded interview. The context variables—sex-role preference disparity (SRD), self-esteem disparity (SED), mutuality disparity (MUD), marital-satisfaction disparity (MSD), income disparity (IND), education disparity (ED), occupational-status disparity (OD), and length of marriage (LM)—were obtained from a self-report questionnaire. Couple disparity scores were calculated by the subtraction of wives' scores from husbands' scores on each variable except sex-role preference disparity in which the husbands' scores were subtracted from the wives' scores.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Dual-career families $x Decision making
Married people $x Decision making
Husband and wife $x Decision making
Decision making

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