Solidarity in Couple Relationships - A Mixed Methods Approach

Autor(en): Adams, Ayhan
Golsch, Katrin 
Maiwald, Kai-Olaf 
Stichwörter: Day-to-Day Praxis; DECISION-MAKING; DIVISION-OF-LABOR; FAMILY; GENDER; HOUSEHOLD LABOR; LIFE-COURSE TRANSITIONS; MARITAL QUALITY; Mixed Methods; Partner Support; SATISFACTION; SOCIAL SUPPORT; Sociology; Solidarity; SPOUSAL SUPPORT
Erscheinungsdatum: 2020
Herausgeber: WALTER DE GRUYTER GMBH
Journal: ZEITSCHRIFT FUR SOZIOLOGIE
Volumen: 49
Ausgabe: 2-3
Startseite: 164
Seitenende: 182
Zusammenfassung: 
In family research, there have not yet been many attempts to grasp theoretically and empirically solidarity in couple relationships, a gap that this study addresses combining qualitative and quantitative strategies. One purpose of this article is to develop a theoretical framework to understand solidarity as an overarching structural element of cooperation in couples. We then propose, in the best possible way, a measurement of solidarity to be used in quantitative analysis. To this end, data from the German Family Panel (pairfam, waves 2008-2017) are used in a longitudinal design. We offer an empirical test of our measurement by employing autoregressive cross-lagged analyses with random intercepts (n = 2,588 couples) and establish the cause-and- effect relationship between solidarity and one important dimension of relationship quality, i.e. relationship satisfaction. The results of this analysis lend support to our assumption that couples cooperate on a basic rule of solidarity, having a unidirectional influence on relationship quality.
ISSN: 03401804
DOI: 10.1515/zfsoz-2020-0016

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