Keywords

Sex role

Abstract

A group of college educated mothers of pre-school children were compared on ratings of the Bem Sex-Role Inventory and the Marital Satisfaction Inventory in order to examine what effect sex-role orientation may have on marital satisfaction in working and in homemaking wives. The subjects were grouped according to employment status, that is employed or homemaking, and according to their designation on the Bem, that is masculine, feminine, androgynous and undifferentiated. The levels or marital satisfaction for each group were then computed. When analyzing the differences between working wives in general and homemaking wives, no statistical significance was noted, although it had been hypothesized that working wives would experience greater marital satisfaction. Further hypothesis for which no statistical significance was noted included the assumption that androgynous working wives and feminine homemakers would reveal greater marital satisfaction when contrasted with feminine working wives and androgynous homemakers respectively. Although not to the point of significance, the results did reveal a tendency for androgynous women, regardless of their employment status to be more satisfied in their marital relationship.

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Graduation Date

Fall 1981

Advisor

Guest, Sandra

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Clinical Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

50 p.

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013412

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