“I Just Can’t Clean the Bathroom as Well as You Can!”: Communicating Domestic Labor Task Equity-resistance and Equity-restoring Strategies among Married Individuals

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dc.contributor.author Riforgiate, Sarah E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Boren, Justin P. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-12T20:44:22Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-12T20:44:22Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/28216
dc.description Women generally perform the majority of domestic labor despite changes in demographics and household income allocations, contributing to relational conflict and prompting the use of communication strategies to reallocate tasks. This study examines the strategies individuals use to reduce personal or increase partner domestic labor performance. Married individuals (N = 228) responded to a questionnaire assessing perception of hours spent on household tasks, global equity, relationship length, and equity-restoring and equity-resistance strategies specific to domestic labor. Data indicate that perception of time spent on household tasks is related to equity-restoring and equity-resistance strategies. Global assessment of relational underbenefitedness or overbenefitedness was not associated with equity-restoring and equity-resisting strategies when characterized as a continuous variable; however, significant results occurred when equity was characterized categorically, highlighting the importance of methodological choices in equity research. Marriage length was negatively associated in a curvilinear function with the use of equity-restoring and equity-resistance strategies. en_US
dc.description Citation: Riforgiate, S. E., & Boren, J. P. (2015). Communicating domestic labor task resistance and equity restoring strategies among married individuals. Journal of Family Communication, 15, 309-329. doi:10.1080/15267431.2015.1076421 en_US
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15267431.2015.1076421 en_US
dc.rights This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Family Communication on 10/02/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15267431.2015.1076421. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1526-7431/ en_US
dc.subject division of labor en_US
dc.subject relational equity en_US
dc.subject equity-restoring strategies en_US
dc.subject equity-resistance strategies en_US
dc.subject marriage length en_US
dc.title “I Just Can’t Clean the Bathroom as Well as You Can!”: Communicating Domestic Labor Task Equity-resistance and Equity-restoring Strategies among Married Individuals en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.date.published 2015 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1080/15267431.2015.1076421 en_US
dc.citation.epage 329 en_US
dc.citation.issn 1526-7431 en_US
dc.citation.issue 4 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Journal of Family Communication en_US
dc.citation.spage 309 en_US
dc.citation.volume 15 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid sriforgi en_US

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