Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2007

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Megan Murphy

Second Advisor

Ronald Werner-Wilson

Third Advisor

David Vogel

Abstract

The influence of the division of household labor and decision making on relationship satisfaction was examined. Equality in income and education between partners was also taken into consideration. Participants of this study consisted of 63 couples recruited from a community in the Midwest. The study used the Family Responsibility Index to measure the division of household labor, the Marital Decision Making Scale to measure decision-making, a subscale of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale to measure relationship satisfaction. The hypotheses were tested using correlations and regressions. Overall results suggest that equality in the division of household labor was found to have significant effects on relationship satisfaction.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16162

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Tara Danielle Dekkers

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1446022

OCLC Number

180853392

ISBN

9780549140467

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

93 pages

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