ERIC Number: ED166280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Marital Happiness of Black Women.
Rutledge, Essie M.
According to a study of 256 black married women between the ages of 26 and 60 living with their spouses, marital happiness is more common among black women than marital unhappiness. This finding is based on the secondary analysis of a sample of data collected in Detroit in 1968-1969. Variables statistically significant to the marital happiness of the women studied (as tested by Chi-square) were: work status, age, number of children at home, incidence of ulcers, marital disagreement, and general happiness. Stepwise analysis indicated that the variables that contributed most to marital happiness were high levels of general happiness, low marital disagreement, no marital separation, and absence of children at home. Although white collar occupations led to greater marital happiness than blue collar occupations, socioeconomic status, overall, proved to be much less significant than other variables analyzed. (Author/WI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan (Detroit)
Note: Not available in hard copy due to author's restriction; Paper prepared for the Annual Conference on Ethnic and Minority Studies (6th, La Crosse, Wisconsin, April, 1978)