Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The introduction of women into the workforce has led to a steady increase in the number of dual-income couples in the United States. Since dual-income married couples now comprise the majority of couples, they are especially important to study. Approximately half of marriages end in divorce, so an increased knowledge of what makes marriages work is essential. Previous studies indicate that as spousal support increases so does marital satisfaction. This study seeks to confirm the above mentioned relationship for dual-income married couples by studying 143 dual-income couples from varying demographic backgrounds. Also, we will investigate whether couples married for a longer amount of time report greater spousal support and marital satisfaction and whether any gender differences occur.
BF1 .M63 v. 12 no. 1 2006
Gallimore, Shaday A.; Hughes, Jennifer L.; and Geldhauser, Holly A.
"Marriage length, spousal support, and marital satisfaction in dual-income men and women,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 12
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol12/iss1/8