Marital satisfaction, job satisfaction, and task distribution in the homemaker job

Ronald H. Gross, Richard D. Arvey

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Abstract

Several facets of the homemaker job were analyzed in terms of the dynamic relationship between husband and wife. Seventy-one husband and wife pairs completed a questionnaire which assessed satisfaction with the homemaker job, marital satisfaction, distribution of responsibility for homemaker tasks between husband and wife, and other variables. Wives' satisfaction with the homemaker job was found related to the degree to which husbands assumed responsibility for homemaker tasks and to the husbands' attitudes toward women in general. Wives' marital satisfaction was found related to the interaction of wives' employment status (job holder or full-time homemaker) and satisfaction with the homemaker job. Directions for future research in this area were suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1977

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