You are not currently logged in.
Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:
The Relationship of Extramarital Sex, Length of Marriage, and Sex Differences on Marital Satisfaction and Romanticism: Athanasiou's Data Reanalyzed
Shirley P. Glass and Thomas L. Wright
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 39, No. 4 (Nov., 1977), pp. 691-703
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/350475
Page Count: 13
Preview not available
A reanalysis of subjects' responses to a Psychology Today sex questionnaire demonstrated that the relationship between extramarital sex (EMS), self-reported marital satisfaction, and divorce varies differentially for men and women by length of marriage. Divorce rates are higher for EMS than non-EMS women in young marriages and tend to be higher for EMS men in young and old marriages. EMS subjects generally report lower marital satisfaction than non-EMS subjects, except for women in young marriages and men in old marriages. Marital satisfaction declines the longer married, except for EMS husbands. Romanticism is lower for EMS subjects.
Journal of Marriage and Family © 1977 National Council on Family Relations