The associations between religiosity, sex role orientation, relationship beliefs, and marital adjustment
The present study investigated possible moderating variables in the previously demonstrated relationship between marital adjustment and religiosity, by examining sex role orientation and relationship beliefs, two variables which are also statistically correlated with marital adjustment. Married individuals from several institutions of higher education in the Southeast were administered questionnaires concerning religiosity, sex role orientation, relationship beliefs, and marital adjustment. No significant correlation was found between religiosity and marital adjustment. However, a positive correlation between androgyny and marital adjustment emerged. Additionally, negative correlations between two dysfunctional relationship beliefs and marital adjustment were demonstrated. In a multiple regression analysis, five variables combined to account for 28¼ of the variance in marital adjustment. Although the results of this investigation failed to replicate the association between religiosity and marital adjustment demonstrated by previous researchers, several significant correlates of marital adjustment were identified.
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Jensen, Bernard J.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Haithcock, Christine Marie Larson, "The associations between religiosity, sex role orientation, relationship beliefs, and marital adjustment" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 3997.