Husband And Wife Differences In Response To Undesirable Life Events Case Study

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“Husband and Wife Differences in Response to Undesirable Life Events” was a study to give some clarity on several studies that showed contradictory findings. In this report I will go over the hypotheses and the variables, determine what type of research was conducted, and summarize the findings. Lastly, I will discuss if the results from the sample generalize to all married couples. Determining what a study’s objective is very important.
The study actually had four hypotheses but I generalized them into two. Men are more likely than woman to report exposure to and to be distressed by work and financial events. The dependent variable is by work and financial events. The independent variable is men report exposure to and to be distressed. The second hypothesis is that women, on the other hand, are more strongly influenced by exposure to negative events within the family. The dependent variable is within the family. The independent variable is women are influenced by exposure to negative events.
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Participants were interviewed personally at their homes. Questionnaires were also given to the participants. The purpose of the study was explained to the participants and demographic information and informed consent was obtained from the participants. One could argue that quantitative research was also used based on the sample size. The sample size of the study was 451 white, married couples. Although this is a large sample size for a qualitative research method, I don’t believe this would justify the study as having used a quantitative research method. The numbers they used to show how much discomfort the participants had experienced. A five-point scale was used more as a questionnaire to provide an easier way of gathering the data. The way the study was conducted provided the outcome to be up for

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