A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Education on Decision-Making and Satisfaction in Re-Entry Women's Intimate Relationships [thesis]

Carolyn Celebucki
A longitudinal study, that assessed the effects of changes in education on changes in decision-making and satisfaction in ongoing intimate relationship~ was conducted with 78 women re-entry students who, as matriculants in an undergraduate degree granting program in the College of Continuing Education at URI in Providence in 1988, participated in this study at Time 1 and again three and one half years later at Time 2. Three measures each of decisionmaking, satisfaction, and perceived partner
more » ... port for their education, and two measures of education were obtained. Women reported on demographic information i.e., age, sex, income, employment status, and children in household, for themselves and their partners, as well as educational barriers , recent life experiences, and type (cohabiting, married), duration, and stability of their relationships . the participant's own decision-making did decrease during that period in support of the hypothesis.
doi:10.23860/diss-celebucki-carolyn-1994 fatcat:3p2bhlnpffhkdi36qnmkvz7wba