Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1228

Date

2014

Date of Award

7-22-2014

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Major

Psychology

Committee Chair

Lynda M Sagrestano

Committee Member

Frank Andrasik

Committee Member

Tom Fagan

Committee Member

James Murphy

Abstract

The aim of the current study was to extend the understanding of life satisfaction by incorporating intersectionality and household work, both logical and necessary additions that have been previously overlooked in the satisfaction literature. Findings suggest that intersectionality may help provide a more detailed understanding of overall life satisfaction. When other relevant psychological constructs were accounted for, the intersections among gender, income, and household work hours provided additional (although modest) predictive power for differences in life satisfaction. The current study addresses the call for increased intersectional research in the behavioral sciences with acceptable generalizability through the use of a nationally representative sample (Cole, 2009; Phoenix, 2006; Warner, 2008; Weldon, 2005). Increased consideration and awareness of intersectionality and its influence on the way in which we interact with and interpret the world around us should be a primary goal across the psychological discipline.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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