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Author: Seay, Martin C.
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1. Wilmarth, Melissa
Seay, Martin C.
Britt, Sonya L.
Psychology, Money, and Marital Arguments: What Shapes a Woman's Happiness Level?
Journal of Financial Planning 28,8 (2015): 42-48.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: Financial Planning Association
Keyword(s): Income; Marital Conflict; Marital Satisfaction/Quality; Pearlin Mastery Scale; Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) (see Self-Esteem); Self-Esteem

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

This research investigated the association and influence of income contribution, self-esteem, perceived control, and marital arguments on marital happiness among married women.

Analysis of a sample of 1,395 married women ages 43 to 53 revealed a negative association between a woman’s relative income contribution and her reported happiness levels.

The interplay of results related to arguments about money, chores, and income contribution highlight the potential effects of shifting gender roles due to increased female employment.

Findings suggest that being aware of financial and psychological factors that influence the client is important in retaining married clients.

Bibliography Citation
Wilmarth, Melissa, Martin C. Seay and Sonya L. Britt. "Psychology, Money, and Marital Arguments: What Shapes a Woman's Happiness Level?" Journal of Financial Planning 28,8 (2015): 42-48.