Researchers have found religiosity and gender ideology to be associated with higher relationship quality. These associations between religiosity, gender ideology, and relationship quality are likely mediated by three dimensions of relationship commitment. The current study uses data from the 1999 wave of the Family Transitions Project (N = 290) to test the mediating effects of relationship commitment for individuals and couples. Among the findings, there were indirect effects of religiosity and traditional gender ideology on relationship quality through personal commitment for individuals. For couples, there was a positive indirect effect of attendance on relationship quality through personal commitment, but a negative indirect effect of gender ideology through personal commitment. In the model with religious beliefs, there was a positive direct effect of gender ideology on relationship quality. These results emphasize the importance of considering the influence of relationship commitment in explaining the associations between religiosity, gender ideology, and relationship quality.
|Advisor:||Lorenz, Frederick O.|
|Commitee:||Cross, Susan E., Guyll, Max|
|School:||Iowa State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Iowa|
|Source:||MAI 50/04M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Religion, Social psychology, Psychology|
|Keywords:||Close relationships, Gender ideology, Relationship commitment, Relationship quality, Religiosity, Structural equation modeling|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be