Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Kevin E. Geoffroy
This study was designed to examine the relationship between husband-wife/assertiveness-nonassertiveness and the level of marital satisfaction. One hundred seventy married couples, who volunteered to participate, served as the sample for the study. Each individual completed the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule (RAS) and the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS). Based on the RAS scores of the husband and wife, the couple was assigned to one of four groups. The four groupings were: (1) Husband and wife were both assertive. (2) The husband was assertive and the wife was nonassertive. (3) The husband was nonassertive and the wife was assertive. (4) The husband and wife were both nonassertive.;The four hypotheses, based upon grouping, were: (1) There will be a significant positive correlation (both scoring high) between the husband's DAS score and the wife's DAS score. (2) There will be a significant negative correlation between the husband's DAS score (husband scoring high) and the wife's DAS score (wife scoring low). (3) There will be a significant negative correlation between the husband's DAS score (husband scoring low) and the wife's DAS score (wife scoring high). (4) There will be a significant positive correlation (both scoring low) between the husband's DAS score and the wife's DAS score.;The husbands' and wives' scores on the DAS were statistically analyzed using a Pearson Correlation. Significant, positive correlations were found for all four groups. The hypothesis was accepted for group one, but was rejected for groups two, three, and four. (Note: Across all four groups, the majority of DAS scores for both husbands and wives were in the normal to moderately high range.).
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Kiser, Jerry Douglas, "The relationship between husband-wife/assertiveness-nonassertiveness and marital satisfaction" (1989). Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects. Paper 1539618831.