ERIC Number: ED257000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Men's and Women's Marriages.
Speismen, Joseph C.; And Others
While there is reasonable agreement about some of the broad parameters of men's and women's marriages, less has been written about their perspectives on marriage, or about the individual characteristics associated with marital satisfaction. Data on marital adjustment, demographics, sex role identity, and sexuality were taken from 50 participants in a Family Relationship Project and from 72 participants in a Pregnancy and Parenting Project. Women's and men's views of their marriages were compared. Analysis of data from the Dyadic Adjustment Scale and the Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Inventory revealed no significant differences between husbands and wives on marital adjustment. Occupation and education both appeared to be important factors in marital satisfaction, while neither number of children nor the years married related to marital satisfaction. Sex role findings seemed to suggest that self-described masculinity rather than femininity for both husbands and wives was associated with higher marital satisfaction. The findings fail to confirm differing degrees of marital satisfaction for men and women. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (San Francisco, CA, October 16-20, 1984).