Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art

First Advisor

Pamela Nickels

Second Advisor

Anita Sankar

Third Advisor

Nancy Shaw


This study examined the relationship between male coping strategies and marital satisfaction among men in dual-career couples. Thirty-one male subjects who are currently in a dual-career family participated in this study. These subjects were white, Non-Hispanic, college graduates, living in a mid-west city in the state of Missouri. Participants were voluntary and at least one person of each couple was a professional educator. Each male individual completed a demographic questioner, Dual Employed Coping Scale (DECS), and the Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (KMS). The survey was returned by mail as to retain anonymity. The results did not show that there is a significant relationship between male coping skills and marital satisfaction.

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