About this book
I suppose that most of the people reading this volume will have read or have access to Volume One of my Global Report on Student Well Being. Therefore, I will not review the background literature relevant to multiple discrepancies theory (MDT), the theory itself or the essential features of the international university undergraduate data set on which this whole report is based. Anyone familiar with my earlier papers (Michalos 1985, 1987, 1988) will have a good idea of MDT. However, one really has to have a look at the first volume of this study in order to appreciate the richness of a data-set consisting of over 18,000 cases drawn from 39 countries. As I indicated at the beginning of that volume, the data-set is available for a very modest cost to anyone who wants it and I do hope others will take advantage of it. Contents Preface vii 1 Literature Review 1 1. 1 Introduction 1 1. 2 Marriage and the Family '2 1. 3 Correlates of Family and Marital Satisfaction 3 1. 4 Exchange and Equity 8 1. 5 Roles and Expectations 10 1. 6 Self-Esteem and Satisfaction 11 2 Satisfaction with One's Family Relations 14 2. 1 Introduction 14 2. 2 Descriptive Statistics for World Sample, Males and Females 14 2. 3 Satisfaction Explained by MDT for World Sample 20 2. 4 Satisfaction Explained by MDT for Males and Females 26 2. 5 Thirty-Eight Countries 27 2.
Action Literature Review demography descriptive statistics family happiness life satisfaction statistics university well-being