Self concept, marital adjustment, and academic achievement
Loberg, Larry Gordon
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This study investigated the interrelationships between self concept, marital adjustment, and academic achievement as measured by grade-point-average. A proportional stratified random sample of students living in married student housing at Montana State University was drawn. The participants were administered three instruments: a biographical questionaire, the Locke Marital Adjustment Test, and the Tennessee Self Concept Scale. The variables, self concept, marital adjustment, grade-point-average, family income, age, years of marriage, parental status, class level, employment status, housing conditions, family self, social self, personal self, moral-ethical self, physical self, behavior, identity, and self satisfaction were correlated using the Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient. The results showed a significant correlation at the .05 level of confidence between self concept and marital adjustment, self concept and grade-point-average, and self concept subscale categories of family, social, personal, moral-ethical, and physical selves and marital adjustment. A significant correlation between marital adjustment and number of years of marriage, wife^ enrollment in college and marital adjustment, and between family income level and self concept was found to exist. The results showed no significant correlation between housing conditions and marital adjustment, housing conditions and self concept, parental status and marital adjustment, parental status and self concept, marital adjustment and grade-point-average of the wife, self satisfaction and marital adjustment, and class level and marital adjustment.