Date of Award:

1-1-1971

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Family, Consumer, and Human Development

Advisor/Chair:

Edith Nyman

Abstract

Attitudes of husband and wife regarding the use of the bank credit card were compared and related to the couple's marital happiness rating.

The sample consisted of 40 young married couples residing in campus married student housing at Utah State University during Fall Quarter 1970. Subjects had at least one child and we r e U. S. born citizens between the ages of 20 and 35.

The instruments used we r e: (1) a background questionnaire, (2) a marital happiness rating scale, and (3) a series of eight case study situations . The statistical tests us ed were the paired-comparison t-test and the Pearson r.

No significant difference was found between attitudes of husband and wife regarding the use of the bank credit card. There was no significant relationship between attitudes of husband and wife regarding the use of the bank credit card and couples expressing a "Very Happy" marital happiness rating or couples expressing other than a "Very Happy" marital happiness rating.

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