ERIC Number: ED220781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Sex Roles and Marital Adjustment.
Ziegler, Barbara L.
Surprisingly little research has studied the relationship of sex roles and marital adjustment, although one would assume these variables would be related. In addition, no significant relationships have been found between androgyny and marital satisfaction. To study the relationship of sex roles, particularly androgyny, to marital adjustment, 55 couples completed the Bem Sex-Role Inventory and the Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Test. Results showed that androgynous couples had the highest marital adjustment, followed by sex-typed couples. Undifferentiated couples had the lowest adjustment level. Results suggest a transcendence of the individual to the marital unit, and imply that a full complement of masculine and feminine traits is important for marital satisfaction. (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 Western Psychological Association (62nd, Sacramento, CA, April 7-11, 1982).