Interpersonal Power in Intimate Relationships: A Data-Driven Learning Guide
Interpretation & Summary
Think about your answers to the application questions before you click through to the interpretation guide for help in answering them.
Direct Use of Power
On average, are males or females more likely to use direct forms of power in the relationship? Which group (married, living together, or dating) shows the most use of direct power?
What percentage of married women reported being harmed by their male partner? What percentage of women in dating relationships were harmed?
Indirect Use of Power
Are there substantial differences between men and women in the use of indirect power? Does the nature of the relationship appear to make a difference?
In which areas do men tend to make the final decision? In which areas do women tend to make the final decision? Do the results surprise you?
Do men and women's perceptions of decision-making dynamics match?
What is the average happiness score for women? For men? Which of the three groups (married, cohabiting, dating) reports the highest levels of relationship happiness? Which has the lowest?
CITATION: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Interpersonal Power in Intimate Relationships: A Data-Driven Learning Guide. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-16. Doi:10.3886/intimatepowerrelations
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