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Role Perceptions, Self-Role Congruence and Marital Satisfaction in Dual-Worker Couples with Preschool Children

Laurie Chassin, Antonette Zeiss, Kristina Cooper and Judith Reaven
Social Psychology Quarterly
Vol. 48, No. 4 (Dec., 1985), pp. 301-311
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2786692
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Role Perceptions, Self-Role Congruence and Marital Satisfaction in Dual-Worker Couples with Preschool Children
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Abstract

The current study investigated role perceptions, self-role congruence and marital satisfaction among dual-worker couples with preschool children. Evidence was found for two types of role conflict-conflict between men's and women's expectations of the spousal and parental roles (intra-role conflict) and conflict among the demands of multiple roles (inter-role conflict). Moreover, congruence between self-characteristics and role demands were related to marital satisfaction and to the stability of the dual-worker structure at a one year follow-up.

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