ERIC Number: ED034266
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-5
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Approval of Spouse in Middle Age.
Troll, Lillian E.
A strongly positive opinion of spouse in middle age tends to be associated with social conformity and family integration. Mutually approving couples were more often politically moderate, homogamous in religious background, and had more interpersonal power than their children. They also had more highly integrated family structures with low conflict and less maternal employment. Members of approving couples were no more like each other in personality than those who expressed no approval. Of 20 personality traits assessed, approval seemed related to "Conventional moralism" and "Stereotyped sex-role behavior." (Author)
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Merrill-Palmer Inst., Detroit, MI.