Dual Career Marriage Essay
The researchers have found that partner support is crucial in being able to maintain a healthy partnership and well-being of both individuals. The study uses part-time MBA students from Northeast United States Universities in dual-earner relationships. Sixty couples are used and data is collected from both partners. Participants are asked how much they make a year, how many hours they work per week, and how much emotional support or advice their spouse give them. 95 survey packets were given out, only 65 were useable. The study finds that the partners who tend to work more and make more receive less emotional support from their spouse, thus causing their quality of life to decrease and more conflicts within their marriage. This supports the students’ thesis.