ERIC Number: ED169423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Social Indicators of Family Life Satisfaction: A Comparison of Husbands and Wives.
Mancini, Jay A.
Subjective and objective covariates of family life satisfaction among husbands and wives were examined. Interviews were conducted in the Spring of 1976 with 974 married adults selected by means of both probability and modified probability sampling designs. Independent indicators were categorized into three general groups: familial characteristics, personal characteristics, and domains of satisfaction. Multiple regression analyses indicate that among husbands, family life satisfaction is positively related to satisfactions with leisure, friendships, marriage and work and to number of wage-earners in the family and own employment status; satisfaction is negatively related to the employment status of the wife and financial satisfaction. Among wives' satisfactions with friendships, marriage, leisure, and life in general positively covary with family life satisfaction, as does age at first marriage and employment status of the husband; age itself is found to relate negatively. The findings indicate both similarities and differences regarding primary indicators of family life quality. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility; Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 19-22, 1978)