Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Lynda M Sagrestano
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.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Sanders, Adriane Maria Fertitta, "Life Satisfaction, Social Identity, and Household Work: An Intersectionality Perspective" (2014). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1033.