Gender roles and relationship satisfaction in heterosexual and homosexual couples

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/278103
Title:
Gender roles and relationship satisfaction in heterosexual and homosexual couples
Author:
Treinen, Julie Rose, 1965-
Issue Date:
1992
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:
This study was designed to investigate the relationship between gender role attitudes and marital satisfaction. Heterosexual and homosexual couples were investigated. To measure gender role attitudes the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) was employed. Marital satisfaction was measured by the Inventory of Marital Satisfaction (IMS). Twenty three couples participated in the study. Both partners in each couple completed the BSRI and the IMS. Findings indicate that androgynous individuals report lower degree of marital problems than sex-typed individuals. The results also indicate that couples in which both partners are classified as androgynous report the least amount of marital difficulties. Couples comprised of a masculine and an androgynous partner report the highest degree of marital problems. Finally, couples who are made up of masculine and feminine partners report a degree of problems that falls between the other two groups.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Education, Guidance and Counseling.; Education, Educational Psychology.; Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Christensen, O. C.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleGender roles and relationship satisfaction in heterosexual and homosexual couplesen_US
dc.creatorTreinen, Julie Rose, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorTreinen, Julie Rose, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractThis study was designed to investigate the relationship between gender role attitudes and marital satisfaction. Heterosexual and homosexual couples were investigated. To measure gender role attitudes the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) was employed. Marital satisfaction was measured by the Inventory of Marital Satisfaction (IMS). Twenty three couples participated in the study. Both partners in each couple completed the BSRI and the IMS. Findings indicate that androgynous individuals report lower degree of marital problems than sex-typed individuals. The results also indicate that couples in which both partners are classified as androgynous report the least amount of marital difficulties. Couples comprised of a masculine and an androgynous partner report the highest degree of marital problems. Finally, couples who are made up of masculine and feminine partners report a degree of problems that falls between the other two groups.en_US
dc.description.noteDigitization note: p. 68 missing from paper original and microfilm version.-
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Guidance and Counseling.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Educational Psychology.en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorChristensen, O. C.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348464en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27570423en_US
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