Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/184003
Title:
PROBLEMS AND SATISFACTION IN MARRIAGE: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY.
Author:
FUNK, KAARON WAHLBERG.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The present study is a longitudinal exploration of problems and satisfaction in the marriages of 60 participants. The Marriage Adjustment and the Confidential questionnaire were administered to these participants in 1973 and again in 1981, and their results were examined both descriptively and empirically for female/male differences in patterns of problems and satisfaction. In terms of empirical findings, eight hypotheses used either t-tests for dependent means or Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficients to test the frequency of problem endorsement relating to patterns of increase, persistence, and covariation with satisfaction levels. Satisfaction patterns over time and female/male differences were also explored. Females in the study showed significant increases in numbers of problems over time, whereas males did not. Females also showed significant decreases in satisfaction levels, whereas males did not. Both females and males showed an inverse relationship between number of problems and level of satisfaction in 1981, but not in 1973. Both females and males showed a relationship between frequency of problems endorsed in 1973 and the number of those problems persisting in 1981. There were no significant differences between female and male satisfaction ratings. In terms of descriptive findings, several research questions explored the content of most prevalent problems and problem categories in each year and persisting with time. Sex and communication problems were the highest ranked categories in both years for both sexes, and tended to persist and increase in number with time.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Marriage.; Marriage compatibility tests.; Marriage counseling.; Family life education.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Counseling and Guidance; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePROBLEMS AND SATISFACTION IN MARRIAGE: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY.en_US
dc.creatorFUNK, KAARON WAHLBERG.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFUNK, KAARON WAHLBERG.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study is a longitudinal exploration of problems and satisfaction in the marriages of 60 participants. The Marriage Adjustment and the Confidential questionnaire were administered to these participants in 1973 and again in 1981, and their results were examined both descriptively and empirically for female/male differences in patterns of problems and satisfaction. In terms of empirical findings, eight hypotheses used either t-tests for dependent means or Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficients to test the frequency of problem endorsement relating to patterns of increase, persistence, and covariation with satisfaction levels. Satisfaction patterns over time and female/male differences were also explored. Females in the study showed significant increases in numbers of problems over time, whereas males did not. Females also showed significant decreases in satisfaction levels, whereas males did not. Both females and males showed an inverse relationship between number of problems and level of satisfaction in 1981, but not in 1973. Both females and males showed a relationship between frequency of problems endorsed in 1973 and the number of those problems persisting in 1981. There were no significant differences between female and male satisfaction ratings. In terms of descriptive findings, several research questions explored the content of most prevalent problems and problem categories in each year and persisting with time. Sex and communication problems were the highest ranked categories in both years for both sexes, and tended to persist and increase in number with time.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectMarriage.en_US
dc.subjectMarriage compatibility tests.en_US
dc.subjectMarriage counseling.en_US
dc.subjectFamily life education.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCounseling and Guidanceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8219867en_US
dc.identifier.oclc682599640en_US
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