Title page for ETD etd-10142005-135740
|Type of Document
||Geasler, Margie J. Swindlehurst
||Marital equity among dual-career couples : a longitudinal perspective
||Family and Child Development
|Bird, Gloria W.
|Hutchins, David E.
|Protinsky, Howard O. Jr.
|Rogers, Cosby Steele
|Sporakowski, Michael J.
- Division of labor Longitudinal studies.
- Dual-career families United States Longitudinal st
- Married people Employment United States Longitudin
- Work and family United States Longitudinal studies
|Date of Defense
Longitudinal data from 113 dual-career couples are used
to explore the relationship between perceptions of marital
equity and well-being and distress in marital, professional,
and parental roles, how perceptions of equity change over
time, and to examine efforts to restore equity. Differences
in well-being and distress in roles are identified by gender
and equity group. study results indicate that for both
spouses, perceptions of inequity are associated with lower
marital well-being and higher marital distress; however,
under benefited wives reported higher professional well-being
and under benefited husbands reported higher parental well-being.
Couple perceptions of equity decreased between 1986
and 1990; under benefited husbands were more likely to use
threats and bargaining to negotiate for relationship changes
while wives sought counseling. Results demonstrate the
importance of using multiple measures of well-being and
distress and including gender and equity type in
investigations of marital equity.
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