The Balance of Power in Romantic Heterosexual Couples Over Time from “His” and “Her” Perspectives

  title={The Balance of Power in Romantic Heterosexual Couples Over Time from “His” and “Her” Perspectives},
  author={Susan Sprecher and Diane H Felmlee},
  journal={Sex Roles},
In this investigation, the balance of power between men and women in romantic relationships was examined with a sample of 101 heterosexual couples, some of whom were surveyed up to jive times over a four-year period. A majority of the participants (who were primarily Caucasian and middle class) reported some imbalance in power in their relationship (53% of the men and 52% of the women on a global measure of power; 67% of the men and 65% of the women on a measure of decision making). The… Expand

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