Methodologies of Assessing Marital Success

Author(s):

  • Krista Lynn Minnotte

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2010

Topic:

  • Roles
  • Wellbeing
  • Work and Family
  • Other

Discipline:

  • Sociology

Abstract:

There has been considerable debate among family scholars concerning how to best measure marital success. Given the significant scholarship related to measuring marital and relationship success, this entry focuses on how marital outcomes can be best accessed-rather than on how marital success can be best predicted. There are numerous ways of accessing marital success, including survey research, observational techniques, qualitative approaches, and unobtrusive measures. Moreover, there are numerous ways of defining the term “marital success” itself.

Link:Marital_Success encyclopedia