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Priscilla ayebea Davies
The Relationship Between Men`s Gender Role Conflict, Life and Marital Satisfaction Among Ghanaian Couples
Applied Social Psychology
(Master’s programme)
2017
Men’s gender role conflict has been associated with many negative psychological and personal consequence for men and others around them (Cournoyer & Mahalik, 1995; Blazina & Watkins, 1996; Hayes & Mahalik, 2000). However, little is known about gender role conflict in African samples. This study sought to make an effort at filling the gap in literature by investigating the relationship between men’s gender role conflict, marital and life satisfaction among Ghanaian couples.

We examined the impact of men’s gender role conflict on men’s own marital and life satisfaction as well as its impact on the marital and life satisfaction of their wives. We used the mixed method design. For quantitative data, hierarchical regressions were run and further information from interviews provided clarity and cultural illustration on the results. Results showed that Restrictive Emotionality had a negative impact on both the life and marital satisfaction of the husband as well as his wife. Though not as hypothesized, Restrictive Affectionate Behaviour between Men had a significant positive impact on the marital and life satisfaction of both husbands and wives. Quite surprisingly, conflict between work leisure family relations had a significant positive influence on the marital and life satisfaction of the wives but not the husbands. Reasons for these results and further implications are discussed.

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