ERIC Number: ED156932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Relationship Between Self Concept and Marital Adjustment.
Hall, William M., Jr.; Valine, Warren J.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between self concept and marital adjustment for married students and their spouses in a commuter college setting. The sample consisted of a random selection of 50 "both spouses commuting" couples, 50 "husband only commuting" couples, and 50 "wife only commuting" couples (300 subjects). A significant relationship between self concept and marital adjustment was found for the total sample of married commuter college students. There was a significant relationship for males in marriages where both spouses were commuting to college, and where the wife only was commuting. Females in "wife only commuting" marriages were also found to have a significant relationship between self concept and marital adjustment. The major implications of the study were that apparently self concept and marital adjustment do have a bearing on one another, and that student personnel staff members need to offer marital counseling to couples who have an arrangement of wife in college and husband working. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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