Personality, work overload, and marital relationships



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This study explores the intersection of personality, work overload, and marital relationships. The current study aims to expand current research by examining, using the family stress ABCX framework, how the individual personal resource of personality is related to the perception of work stress, and how these factors account for intimate relationship quality outcomes. Using a sample of married couples, findings indicate that personality is related to work overload and relationship outcomes; however, there was no support for a mediatory effect of work overload on the relationship between personality and the quality of marital relationships. Implications and suggestions for future research are discussed.

This thesis won 1st Place in the Texas Tech University Outstanding Thesis and Dissertation Award, Social Sciences, 2010.

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