ERIC Number: ED219667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Relationships between Marital Satisfaction and Various Personality Factors in Dual-Career Marriages.
Miranti, Judith Goodwyne; Zinkgraf, Stephen
The current trend toward increased participation of women in the work force has produced an emerging contemporary model of dual career families. Previous research about the dynamics of successful working couples has emphasized the need for an investigation of personality characteristics of such couples. Dual career couples (N=51) were separated into groups in which both partners expressed either high satisfaction or low satisfaction with the marriage. Sharp differences were seen between groups on intragroup correlations and mean differences, with the low satisfaction group partners different from each other and the high satisfaction group partners similar to each other. Females, when compared across groups, were generally similar while males were generally different. Compared to the general population, subjects were generally stable in the various personality traits regardless of marital satisfaction. The data suggest that partners involved in dual career marriages operate under interesting dynamics, indicating a need for further research. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Marital Satisfaction
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, March 24-27, 1982).