ERIC Number: ED194857
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Dual-Career Couples in Psychology.
Matthews, Janet R.; Matthews, Lee H.
Both male and female respondents to a survey of dual-career couples in psychology indicated a moderately high degree of satisfaction with their current employment (the majority in academic or applied positions in clinical psychology). Males indicated a higher degree of personal involvement with their job. Neither group felt that their spouse's job interfered with their home life, although some respondents indicated that it was necessary to maintain separate residences for some period of time in order to have meaningful employment. The major area of reported difficulty was time: scheduling difficulties, time conflicts, time demands of employment, and time available for household activities. The majority of respondents reported having married while in graduate school; for such couples in applied clinical psychology or counseling, a joint therapy experience under supervision could prove beneficial. (Author/CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Dual Careers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southwestern Psychological Association (26th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 10-12, 1980).