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Testosterone and Men's Marriages
Alan Booth and James M. Dabbs, Jr.
Vol. 72, No. 2 (Dec., 1993), pp. 463-477
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2579857
Page Count: 15
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We examine the relationship of testosterone to tendencies to marry and divorce, and to the quality of marriage, of a large representative sample of men. The analysis shows that men producing more testosterone are less likely to marry and more likely to divorce. Once married they are more likely to leave home because of troubled marital relations, extramarital sex, hitting or throwing things at their spouses, and experiencing a lower quality of marital interaction. Sociological models that might be informed by this finding are examined, and its implications for subsequent research are discussed.