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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
    • WP-11-05
      • Presented as "Why They Cohabit: Couples' Reasons for Cohabitation and Relationship Quality" at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting, May 1, 2014.
      • Halpern-Meekin, S., & Tach, L. (2013). "Discordance in Couples’ Reporting of Courtship Stages: Implications for Measurement and Marital Quality." Social Science Research, 42: 1143-1155.
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
    • WP-12-05
    • WP-12-03
    • WP-12-01
      • Moorman, S. M., & Carr, D. (2014). "The Role of Relationship Biography in Advance Care Planning." Journal of Aging and Health, 26(6), doi:10.1177/0898264314534895
      • Moorman, S. M., & Carr, D. (2014). "Does End-of-Life Planning Help Partners Become Better Surrogates?" The Gerontologist 55(6), doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu031
      • Moorman, S. M., & Carr, D. (2014). "Persistent Problems in End-of-Life Planning Among Young- and Middle-Aged American Couples." The Journals of Gerontology, Series B, 68(1): 97-106 doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbs103
      • Moorman, S. M., & Carr, D. (2013). "Predicting a Partner's End-of-Life Preferences, or Substituting One's Own?" Journal of Marriage and Family, 75(3): 734-745. 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.

  • 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

Updated: 10/25/2023 02:33PM