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Assessing the Relationship between Quality of Life and Marital and Income Satisfaction: A Path Analytic Approach
Ruth E. Berry and Flora L. Williams
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 49, No. 1 (Feb., 1987), pp. 107-116
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352675
Page Count: 10
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In a study of factors directly and indirectly involved with the quality of life for married couples, economic and noneconomic variables appeared to cluster and show two paths for husbands and wives to satisfaction with quality of life. Path analysis revealed that agreement over financial expenditures contributed to satisfaction with quality of life indirectly, through satisfaction with spouse for husbands and through satisfaction with spouse and income satisfaction for wives. Increased understanding of the role of disagreements over finances and other family satisfactions in contributing to family well-being may give counselors a firmer foundation upon which to build intervention strategies with their clients.
Journal of Marriage and Family © 1987 National Council on Family Relations