Conjugal roles : relationship to employment of domestic help and marital satisfaction

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Sharon Stevens Eboch (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Hyman Rodman

Abstract: The major purpose of this study was to investigate factors that may relate to method of conjugal role allocation—segregated or joint —in the areas of marital decision making, household task performance, and use of leisure time. Data were taken from anonymous mailed questionnaires received from 150 Americans living in Saudi Arabia. This number represented 69 couples, five individual husbands, and seven individual wives. Data were analyzed separately for men and women. More than half of the subjects reported employing domestic help in the home. It was hypothesized that having domestic help would be negatively related to jointness of conjugal role allocation, particularly in the area of household task performance. No such relationship was found. It was further hypothesized that jointness in one area of conjugal roles would be related to jointness in the other areas. Husbands reported no relationship among any of the areas. Wives reported that jointness of decision making was significantly related to both jointness of task performance and jointness of use of leisure time.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
Married people $x Decision making
Sex role
Married people $x Recreation

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