Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Counseling and Human Services

Number of Pages

50

Abstract

This study uses a descriptive design to investigate how attending college may change a woman's perception of her happiness with her marriage or primary relationship. Also assessed is the presence of value change since entering college, and how such changes may affect the woman's perception of her marriage or relationship. Marital happiness was assessed in nine relationship domains by using a likert scale. The domains that showed a statistically significant decrease in marital/relationship happiness were: household responsibilities, social activities, money, and sex. The independence domain was the only one that showed a statistically significant increase in marital happiness. Ninety percent of the participants reported their values have changed since their return to school. Seventy-five percent of the participants reported that value changes did affect their marriage or relationship.

Keywords

Educational; Effects; Happiness; Marital; Pursuits; Relationship Values; Women; Values

Controlled Subject

Educational counseling; Women's studies; Social psychology; Educational sociology; Developmental psychology; Social psychology

File Format

pdf

File Size

1249.28 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/pw1s-71ss processed, response: 201


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