This study examined the relationship between a spouse's therapeutic
role attitude and the mate's evaluation of the spouse's
therapeutic role behaviors. The therapeutic role consists of
supportive behaviors directed towards one's spouse. Twenty-five
couples were recruited from Oregon State University classes.
Attitude questionnaires were administered to all respondents.
The purposes of this study were to construct a Likert scale to
measure the attitudes of husbands' and wives' toward the therapeutic
role, and to identify the basic components underlying this role.
A 32 item scale was developed from questionnaire data obtained
through a systematic random sample of households in...
Over the past 10 years there has been much research
on various aspects of gender-role orientation.
Specifically, many studies have explored gender-role
orientation as a predictor of psychological adjustment.
Findings suggest that masculine and androgynous
individuals are high on psychological adjustment whereas,
feminine and undifferentiated individuals score lower on
The study was designed to determine the effect of doctoral
study upon the marriages of doctoral students.
The sample for the research was drawn from the total population of married doctoral students enrolled in Oregon State University/Western Oregon State College's School of Education and Oregon
State University's College of Home...
The relationships between life in retirement and the quality
of marriage among retirees were examined-- specifically the
effects of selected factors associated with retirement on measures
of dyadic quality.
Two self-administered questionnaires were mailed to each of
522 households of retired Oregon educators and their partners.
Households were randomly selected...
The purpose of the present study was to identify variables which
are related to the degree of commitment to a dual-work lifestyle held
by engaged individuals who indicated their intentions for such workfamily
patterns after marriage. The study also grouped couples
according to patterns of commitment, and examined differences by...
A consistent research question in caregiving is why caregivers show individual differences in their abilities to manage stress. This study focuses on the personality
traits of spouse caregivers to assess individual differences which enable them to adapt to their particular caregiving situation. Previous research has established concurrent relationships between personality...