The purpose of the current study was to briefly explore what creates a better adjustment for men's transition • fatherhood in terms of expectations of the division of tasks, feelings of appreciation, feelings of support, and communication with spouse. The perceptions of marital satisfaction across the transition to fatherhood of 54 Brigham Young University (BYU) students were surveyed using an online questionnaire. Significant differences were found between fathers' expected division of child care tasks and how tasks were actually divided. Feelings of appreciation were related to fathers' involvement in childcare tasks. Communication and quality time with spouse were found to be the greatest determinates of marital satisfaction. It is concluded that communication is the greatest predictor of marital satisfaction.
"Factors that Affect Marital Satisfaction Across the Transition to Fatherhood,"
Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal in Psychology: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/intuition/vol6/iss1/3