Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
With the divorce rates having doubled since 1960, numerous researchers have attempted to identify some of the relevant factors associated with successful marriages. This research attempted to identify those factors associated with marital satisfaction and adjustment among Appalachian males and females. Subjects were selected from southern West Virginia. Marital satisfaction and adjustment were evaluated using the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS). The DAS consisted of four subscales: Consensus, Cohension, Affectional Expression, and Satisfaction. The data were analyzed using Pearson Coefficient Product Correlation and t-tests. There were no significant differences among the descriptive variables and the subscale variables were identified. There was significant differences between males and females when comparing marital satisfaction and the total global score. Overall, the results indicated that males from Appalachia were more satisfied and adjusted with the marriage than were females from Appalachia.
Marriage – Appalachian Region.
Ingram, Gina, "Perception of marital satisfaction and adjustment between males and females in rural Appalachia" (1999). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1679.