The Interactions Between Power and Couple Satisfaction for Women
Journal of Feminist Family Therapy
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Gender and power impact heterosexual relationships immensely. Imbalanced power dynamics within a relationship can lead to challenges. This study seeks to examine the reported power dynamics in a therapeutic seeing of women within a heterosexual relationship. The aim of this study is to see if (a) women have more perceived power after five therapy sessions of therapy and (b) this perceived power influences relationship satisfaction. Results include women reporting greater equality in their relationship power dynamic after therapy sessions. This increase in perceived power also correlated with a higher relationships satisfaction.
Gender; Power; Relationship satisfaction; Empowerment
Gender and Sexuality | Marriage and Family Therapy and Counseling | Medicine and Health Sciences | Mental and Social Health | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Handley, V. A.,
Soloski, K. L.,
Jordan, S. S.,
The Interactions Between Power and Couple Satisfaction for Women.
Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 31(1),