Male-Female Interpersonal Perception Differences Within Dyads and Their Effects on Marital Satisfaction

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Michelle Elaine Sodder (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Abstract: This study examined interpersonal perception differences of males and females within dyads and the effect of these perceptions on marital satisfaction. Seventy-one couples answered questionnaires which contained both the Firo-B AND Dyadic Adjustment Scale. The findings suggest that men more accurately perceive their wives and that men feel better understood by their mates than do women. Surprisingly, accuracy of these perceptions did not correlate with marital satisfaction, although many researchers have cited a strong relationship between the two. Future studies must examine this discrepancy using larger samples of a wide variety of couples.

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Language: English
Date: 1991
Firo-B, Dyadic Adjustment Scale, Dyads, Marital Satisfaction, Wives, Husbands, Relationships, Couples,

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