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Role conflict in the postparental period
 — the effects of employment status on the marital satisfaction of women
Author(s)Margaret L Cassidy
Journal titleResearch on Aging, vol 7, no 3, Sept 1985
Pagespp 433-454
KeywordsOlder women ; Married couples ; Life satisfaction ; Employment of older people ; Retired persons ; United States of America.
AnnotationA theory of role conflict is developed to predict how the marital satisfaction of 190 post-parental women might vary depending on their employment status (employed or retired), while controlling for demographic factors. The data used to test the hypotheses are obtained from a statewide survey of Washington state residents age 55 and over in 1980. The results of the first multiple regression analysis indicate that only the prestige associated with wives' present or former occupations (SEI) and husbands' present or former occupations (SSEI) have significant effects on marital satisfaction. However, when analysed separately by wives employment status, SEI and SSEI, along with chronological age, are found to significantly affect the marital satisfaction of employed women, but not retired women. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930809149
ClassmarkBD: SM: F:5HH: GC: BB6: 7T

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