Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Psychology

First Committee Member

Christopher Heavey

Number of Pages

52

Abstract

Seventy-two married couples were categorized into husband-dominant, wife-dominant, and egalitarian groups based on each spouse's report of perceived level of influence relative to their partner. The mean levels of marital adjustment and marital violence were compared among the three groups. The hypotheses proposed that the power balance groups would differ in their reports of marital adjustment, marital violence, and marital stability. Questionnaires measured marital adjustment, levels of marital violence, and demographics. A follow-up was conducted in order to assess their marital stability. No hypotheses were confirmed. However results indicated that when wives reported themselves as dominant, they reported higher levels of marital violence than when they reported their husbands as dominant.

Keywords

Adjustment; Balance; Marital; Power; Relationship; Violence

Controlled Subject

Clinical psychology; Social psychology; Social psychology; Criminology

File Format

pdf

File Size

1638.4 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/j36o-xwou


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