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Marital Satisfaction among Dual-Earner Couples: Gender Ideologies and Family-to-Work Conflict
Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2013
© 2013 by the National Council on Family Relations
Volume 62, Issue 4, pages 686–698, October 2013
How to Cite
Minnotte, K. L., Minnotte, M. C. and Pedersen, D. E. (2013), Marital Satisfaction among Dual-Earner Couples: Gender Ideologies and Family-to-Work Conflict. Family Relations, 62: 686–698. doi: 10.1111/fare.12021
- Issue online: 24 AUG 2013
- Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2013
- dual-earner couples;
- family-to-work conflict;
- gender ideology;
- marital satisfaction;
- negative family-to-work spillover;
- work and family
This study examines whether the gender ideologies of both spouses moderate how family-to-work conflict relates to marital satisfaction among dual-earner couples. The authors address the research questions using data from a random sample of dual-earner couples from the northern part of a western state (N = 156 couples). Findings indicate that husbands' gender ideologies moderate how husbands' and wives' family-to-work conflict relate to husbands' marital satisfaction. Additionally, husbands' gender ideologies moderate how husbands' family-to-work conflict relates to wives' marital satisfaction. In contrast, wives' gender ideologies do not appear to moderate how either spouse's family-to-work conflict relate to marital satisfaction. The implications of the study for practitioners, including explicitly talking about gender beliefs with clients and the potential promise of feminist-informed therapy, are discussed.