Identity Processes in Husbands

  • Susan Krauss Whitbourne
  • Joyce B. Ebmeyer


The main difference observed between husbands and wives in the statistical analyses was that, for husbands, perceived similarity between spouses was not predictive of marital adjustment. The actual qualities of the relationship between the two partners determined the marital adjustment of husbands. For the husbands married 10 years or less, the potential of both partners for intimacy predicted marital adjustment (see Table 3 in Appendix D). Furthermore, husbands in longer-married couples were more satisfied if they and their wives agreed that each was sexually satisfied in the marriage (see Table 6 in Appendix D).


Identity Process Marital Adjustment Negative Identity Romantic Ideal Good Marriage 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Krauss Whitbourne
    • 1
  • Joyce B. Ebmeyer
    • 2
  1. 1.AmherstUSA
  2. 2.RochesterUSA

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