The relationship of marital partnership status to husband/wife bargaining mode

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Cynthia Ellen Arnett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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John Scanzoni

Abstract: The purposes of this research were, to see if 1) type of marital partnership status of couples influenced the husbands' and wives' bargaining mode in joint decision-making; 2) other context factors such as characteristics of the partners and features of their relationship influenced their bargaining mode; and 3) the same context factors related to husbands' bargaining mode as were associated with wives' bargaining mode. The context factors studied were education, marital commitment, perceptions of spouse's behavior during past conflict, degree of love and caring for the spouse, degree of religious devoutness, and locus of control in self, spouse, and fate. Using questionnaire and audiotaped interview data from 188 husbands and wives married to each other but analyzed separately, this research examined the ability of the context factors to discriminate between competitive and cooperative bargaining mode when couples were making decisions about issues concerning wife's own activities, money, and companionship. Hierarchical multiple discriminant analyses were performed forcing partnership status in at the first step and making the other context factors available for entry in stepwise fashion. Stepwise discriminant analyses were performed with the components of partnership status made available for entry separately with the other context variables.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
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