relationship satisfaction, feminism, self-esteem, women in therapy
This study uses feminist theory to examine the variables of relationship length and relationship satisfaction as predicators of both self-esteem and emotional functioning for women. Using a national sample of data gathered from 1,257 female survey respondents this study found significant relationships between emotional functioning, self-esteem, and self-reported relationship satisfaction which was supported by regression testing and path analysis. In addition, a significant negative relationship was noted between a woman's self-esteem and her with-holding of verbalized displeasure or disagreement with her partner. Implications for women in therapy were discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Wright, C. I., & Busby, D. M. (1997) Relationship satisfaction: Impact and consequences for women's emotional health and treatment. Contemporary Family Therapy, 19, 443-460.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wright, Carolyn I. and Busby, Dean M., "Relationship Satisfaction: Impact and Consequences for Women's Emotional Health and Treatment" (1997). Faculty Publications. 4594.
Contemporary Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
© 1997 Human Sciences Press, Inc.
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