Measures of Cohabitation: A Binary Variable Problem?
- Sarah Halpern-Meekin, and Laura Tach, Co-PIs
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Human Development & Family Studies
Cornell University, College of Human Ecology
- Presented as Why They Cohabit: Couples' Reasons for Cohabitation and Relationship Quality at Population Association of America annual meeting, May 1, 2014.
- Published as Couple Disagreement in Reporting on Courtship Stages: Implications for Measurement and Marital Outcomes in Social Science Research, (2013), 42: 1143-1155.
- Published as Discordance in Couples’ Reporting of Courtship Stages: Implications for Measurement and Marital Quality in Social Science Research, (2013), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2013.01.009
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
- Published as The Role of Relationship Biography in Advance Care Planning, in Journal of Aging and Health, June 2, 2014; doi:10.1177/0898264314534895
- Published as Does End-of-Life Planning Help Partners Become Better Surrogates?", 2014, The Gerontologist; doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu031
- Published as Persistent Problems in End-of-Life Planning Among Young- and Middle-Aged American Couples, (2013) 68(1): 97-106, in The Journals of Gerontology, Series B; doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbs103
- Published as Predicting a Partner's End-of-Life Preferences, or Substituting One's Own?, Volume 75, Issue 3, Pp. 734-745, June 2013, in Journal of Marriage and Family; doi: 10.1111/jomf.12030
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.