Data Resources

Measures of Cohabitation: A Binary Variable Problem?
Factors Affecting Adults’ Knowledge of their Partner’s Medical Treatment Preferences
  • Sara M. Moorman and Deborah Carr, Co-PIs
    Boston College, Department of Sociology and Institute on Aging 
    Rutgers University, Department of Sociology
Proposal to Administer the Marital Disillusionment Scale in the Knowledge Networks Panel Survey
  • Sylvia Niehuis and Alan Reifman, Co-PIs 
    Texas Tech University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Gender, Beliefs about Spouses' Work-Family Conflict, and Relationship Quality

  • More than half of couples (55.9% of husbands and 55.0% of wives) are inaccurate in their estimates of their spouses’ work-family conflict.
  • Husbands are significantly more likely to overestimate, than underestimate, wives’ work-family conflict.
    • This result is consistent with gendered cultural scripts that employed women “should” be feeling high work-family conflict.
  • There are few differences in whether wives overestimate or underestimate husbands’ work-family conflict.
    • This result does not support the prediction that wives would be more likely to underestimate, than overestimate, husbands’ work-family conflict due to gendered cultural scripts that employed men “should” not have much work-family conflict.
  • Husbands’ overestimating wives’ work-family conflict is related to husbands’ perceptions of better relationship quality.
  • Wives’ underestimating husband’s conflict is related to both spouses’ perceptions of poorer relationship quality.

  • Kei Nomaguchi and Melissa Milkie, Co-PIs
    Bowling Green State University, Department of Sociology
    University of Maryland, Department of Sociology
    • WP-11-04
      • Nomaguchi, K., & Milkie, M. (2014). "Gender, Accuracy About Partners' Work-Family Conflict, and Relationship Quality." Gender and the Work-Family Experience, 159-176. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-08891-4_9

*Knowledge Networks Source of Survey Panel