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TitleDoes similarity breed marital and sexual satisfaction?
 
AuthorsZhang, H2
Ho, PSY1
Yip, PSF1
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=journal&issn=0022-4499
 
CitationJournal Of Sex Research, 2012, v. 49 n. 6, p. 583-593 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2011.574240
 
AbstractThis study examined the effect of socioeconomic-cultural homogamy on the marital and sexual satisfaction of Hong Kong Chinese couples. Using a representative, territory-wide sample of 1,083 first-time married heterosexual couples, this study found that wives were generally less satisfied than their husbands with their marital and sexual relationships. Husbands were more likely to be satisfied with their marriages when they were two to four years older than their wives than when they were of similar age to their wives (i.e., within one year of each other), but they were less likely to be satisfied with their marriages when only their wives were employed than when both partners were employed. In addition, they were less likely to be satisfied with both their marital and sexual relationships when their wives were five or more years older. Wives with an older husband were more likely to be sexually satisfied than wives of the same age as their husband, but they were less likely to be satisfied with their marriages when they were better educated than their husbands. The implications of the findings are discussed.
 
ISSN0022-4499
2013 Impact Factor: 2.730
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.106
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2011.574240
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000308986100006
 
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, H
 
dc.contributor.authorHo, PSY
 
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSF
 
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dc.description.abstractThis study examined the effect of socioeconomic-cultural homogamy on the marital and sexual satisfaction of Hong Kong Chinese couples. Using a representative, territory-wide sample of 1,083 first-time married heterosexual couples, this study found that wives were generally less satisfied than their husbands with their marital and sexual relationships. Husbands were more likely to be satisfied with their marriages when they were two to four years older than their wives than when they were of similar age to their wives (i.e., within one year of each other), but they were less likely to be satisfied with their marriages when only their wives were employed than when both partners were employed. In addition, they were less likely to be satisfied with both their marital and sexual relationships when their wives were five or more years older. Wives with an older husband were more likely to be sexually satisfied than wives of the same age as their husband, but they were less likely to be satisfied with their marriages when they were better educated than their husbands. The implications of the findings are discussed.
 
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Sex Research, 2012, v. 49 n. 6, p. 583-593 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2011.574240
 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.106
 
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dc.titleDoes similarity breed marital and sexual satisfaction?
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Renmin University of China