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Do resources matter? : the cross cultural effect of gender ideology on the relationship between resources and marital power

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dc.contributor.author Gozjolko, Kristi Lynne
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-09T00:21:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-09T00:21:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en
dc.date.issued 2010-01-09T00:21:43Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/17953
dc.description.abstract In most investigations of marital power the focus of the study is on an individual’s characteristics within the relationship with little consideration of the effect of the social context in which the relationship exists. This investigation not only tests the individual’s characteristics but also uses country context as a moderator. This study investigates the relationship between resources and marital power and the moderating effect of gender ideology as the country context. Using the 2002 International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) Family and Changing Gender Roles Module I11 data set allows a cross cultural comparative investigation to occur. From the ISSP 2002 one country is chosen to represent each context, egalitarian (Sweden), traditional (Philippines) and transitional (United States). Using multinomial logistic regression it is found that the resources of relative education and relative income do not directly increase the participant’s power but rather, depending on the gender of the respondent, resource contribution is found to increase or decrease the partner’s power. Country context did not moderate the relationship between relative resources and marital power as expected. This investigation does not necessarily suggest that cultural context does not matter to marital power but simply indicates that more research is needed. Future cross national comparative research could include more countries in the analysis to have a greater understanding of the relationship between resources and marital power across countries. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
dc.title Do resources matter? : the cross cultural effect of gender ideology on the relationship between resources and marital power en
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.name Master of Arts - MA en
dc.degree.discipline Family Studies en
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia
dc.date.graduation 2006-11 en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en


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