A study of marital satisfactions of college and non-college educated spouses of a group of women teachers

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Ida Carolyn Kidd (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Helen Canaday

Abstract: The primary purpose of the study was to determine whether significant differences existed with respect to the marital satisfaction level of two groups of married couples. The subjects were women teachers in the public schools in Moore County, North Carolina, and their husbands. One group consisted of ninety-one couples who were college graduates and the wife was a teacher (CC group). A second group consisted of sixty-two couples of which the wife was a college graduate and a teacher but the husband had not attended college (CNC group). A questionnaire, A Marriage Analysis, developed by Daniel C. Blazier and Edgar T. Goosman (1966) was used to secure data. Questions and statements were grouped into eight areas. These areas were Role Concepts, Self Image, Feelings Toward Spouse, Emotional Openness, Knowledge of Spouse, Sexual Adjustment, Common Traits, and Meanings of Marriage. The area, Sexual Adjustment, was omitted from this study because of the intimate nature of the questions. Two questionnaires were mailed to each of the above 153 couples. Thirty-eight (41.8%) CC couples and twenty-six (41.9%) CNC couples returned completed questionnaires. The raw scores on each of the seven areas for the two groups of married couples were analyzed by means of analysis of variance and correlation techniques.

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Language: English
Date: 1970

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