Global Report on Student Well-Being : Family, Friends, Living Partner and Self-Esteem: Recent Research in Psychology: Volume II: Family, Friends, Living Partner, and Self-esteem by Alex C. Michalos (Paperback, 1991)
I suppose that most of the people reading this volume will have read or have access to Volume One of my Global Report on Student Well- Being. Therefore, I will t review the background literature relevant to multiple discrepancies theory (MDT), the theory itself or the essential features of the international university undergraduate data- set on which this whole report is based. Anyone familiar with my earlier papers (Michalos 1985, 1987, 1988) will have a good idea of MDT. However, one really has to have a look at the first volume of this study in order to appreciate the richness of a data-set consisting of over 18,000 cases drawn from 39 countries. As I indicated at the beginning of that volume, the data-set is available for a very modest cost to anyone who wants it and I do hope others will take advantage of it. Contents Preface vii 1 Literature Review 1 1. 1 Introduction 1 1. 2 Marriage and the Family '2 1. 3 Correlates of Family and Marital Satisfaction 3 1. 4 Exchange and Equity 8 1. 5 Roles and Expectations 10 1. 6 Self-Esteem and Satisfaction 11 2 Satisfaction with One's Family Relations 14 2. 1 Introduction 14 2. 2 Descriptive Statistics for World Sample, Males and Females 14 2. 3 Satisfaction Explained by MDT for World Sample 20 2. 4 Satisfaction Explained by MDT for Males and Females 26 2. 5 Thirty-Eight Countries 27 2.