Halpern-Meekin, S., & Tach, L. (2014). "Why They Cohabit: Couples' Reasons for Cohabitation and Relationship Quality." Presented at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting, May 1, 2014.
"Couple Disagreement in Reporting on Courtship Stages: Implications for Measurement and Marital Outcomes"
Inoue, M., & Moorman, S. M. (2014). "Does End-of-Life Planning Help Partners Become Better Surrogates?" The Gerontologist 55(6). doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu031
Moorman, S. M., & Inoue, M. (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
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
Nomaguchi, K., & Milkie, M. (2014). "Gender, Accuracy About Partners' Work-Family Conflict, and Relationship Quality." In: Mills M. (eds). Gender and the Work-Family Experience, 159-176. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-08891-4_9
Vennum, A., Lindstrom, R., Monk, J. K., & Adams, R. (2014). "It’s Complicated": The Continuity and Correlates of Cycling in Cohabiting and Marital Relationships." Journal of Social and Personal Relationshipshttps://doi.org/10.1177/0265407513501987
Yucel, D. (2018). The Dyadic Nature of Relationships: Relationship Satisfaction Among Married and Cohabiting Couples. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 13(1), 37-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11482-017-9505-z
Additional Presentations by Scholars Who Used the Data
Brigman, Davis Knox. (2013). "Income Partially Mediates the Health Disparities of Cohabiting and Married Couples." Thesis, State University of New York at Binghamton.
Kang, Hyunsock. (2013). "Married or cohabiting?" Annual Meeting of the SSSA. New Orleans, LA.
McClain, L. & Gulbis, A. (2017). "Disillusionment and Perceived Likelihood of Break-up Among Married and Cohabiting Couples: The Role of Children." Poster format at the annual meetings of the Population Associate of America. Chicago, IL (April); Annual meetings of the Anthropologists and Sociologists of Kentucky, Bowling Green, KY.
Nerison, M. I. (2014). "Factors that Impact Couples' Discussions of Advanced Directive Contents." Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers. Paper 366. http://sophia.stkate.edu/msw_papers/366
Palmo, Nina. (2013). "Searching for the Roots of Family Instability: How Do Institutions Influence Relationship Formation and Quality?" Population Association of American 2013 Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.