Mother-in-law adjustment of young marrieds

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Doris Dickens Hoye (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Richard H. Klemer

Abstract: The purpose of the study was to investigate the adjustment of young married high school graduates to their mothers-in-law. Data were gathered from a schedule consisting of an information sheet and four tests, which were as follows: The Stryker Adjustment Checklist, The Stryker Dependency Checklist (one for father and one for mother), and The Locke-Wallace short form of the "Marital Adjustment Test." The sample consisted of 102 subjects, forty-five males and fifty-seven females. All were residents of Guilford County, North Carolina and were twenty-five years of age or younger. The respondents had been married three years or less and each had a mother-in-law living within fifty miles of their residence. Each respondent was a high school graduate, but had completed no more than two years of college or trade school, and were not four-year- college bound.

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Language: English
Date: 1971
Mothers in law, married life, adjustment
Mothers-in-law $x Family relationships
Married people $x Family relationships
Domestic relations

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