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Testing Thresholds in the Integrative Theory of the Division of Domestic Labor

Abstract The division of domestic labor has far-reaching implications for "private" life (e.g. relational satisfaction and conflict) and for "public" paid labor (e.g. time and dedication in the workplace and career advancement). Although several theories have been developed and tested, they do not sufficiently explain the consistent findings that women in mixed sex households perform a majority of the domestic labor. Without understanding the causes for differences in task performance, past research encouraging communicative solutions to ameliorate conflict was ineffective in changing task allocation and performance. Therefore, it is necessary to understand theoretical explanations that drive domestic labor behavior to develop ef... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Riforgiate, Sarah Elizabeth (Author) / Alberts, Jess K. (Advisor) / Mongeau, Paul (Advisor) / Roberto, Anthony (Committee member) / Romero, Mary (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / conflict / division of labor / equity / roommates / sex and gender / threshold levels
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 100 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Communication 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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