Analytic path model of joint decision-making by husbands and wives

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Douglas Lee Waldruff (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rebecca M. Smith

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to construct analytic path models to explore the relationships between the context variables of gender role preference disparity and locus of control disparity with three communication styles-- coercive, cognitive, and affiliative--and the resolution or outcome of decision-making in the three areas of money, wife's own activities, and companionship. This was a secondary analysis of preexisting data collected from 188 married couples. The variables used were from a larger decision-making model developed by Scanzoni. Three major path analyses were computed. One was a recursive or linear model for each communication style. The second was a nonrecursive or interactive model for each communication style. Finally, a recursive model incorporating all three communication styles was examined. The nonrecursive path analysis was chosen as the model which best fit the original decision-making propositions.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Marriage $x Decision making
Husband and wife $x Decision making

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