Accession Number : AD0737329

Title :   Social Influence in the Dyad: The Bases of Conjugal Power.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Raven,Bertram H. ; Centers,Richard ; Rodrigues,Aroldo D.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A representative sample of 776 husbands and wives in the Los Angeles area were interviewed regarding the bases of power by which their spouses influenced their behavior, coercive, reward, referent, expert, and legitimate. The findings support the distinctions in power bases suggested by French and Raven (1959). There are systematic differences as a function of six of respondent, ethnicity, age, education, social class, domain of power, and personality. Referent power seemed to be most common, followed by expert. Coercion and reward were infrequent, though more commonly found in working class, Negro and Mexican-American, and lower educational respondents and among respondents dissatisfied with marriage. Expert power increased with valued companionship. Social power was very much a function of the domain of behaviors with respect to which influence was attempted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, POWER), BEHAVIOR

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE