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2014 Conference

April 9–11, 2014

Intercontinental, Milwaukee, WI

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Influence of Psychological Characteristics on Marital Happiness

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 11:45 AM–12:45 PM Central Time (US & Canada)
Short Abstract

This study attempts to determine the influence of self-esteem, locus of control, and depression (in addition to other key variables) on marital happiness among women. In financial planning, it is common to first consider how one’s financial situation may be contributing to happiness levels. However, the literature shows that financial variables do not fully explain levels of happiness felt by individuals (Johnson & Krueger, 2006). It is also critical to understand the psychological factors that may be affecting clients’ marital relationships and consequently their joint assets available for planning services. This study focuses on three separate psychological variables—self-esteem, locus of control, and depression.

First & Corresponding Author

Sonya L. Britt, Ph.D.,

Add'l Authors In The Order To Be Printed

Martin Seay, Ph.D., Kansas State University