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Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Paul Kamolnick

Committee Members

Leslie A. McCallister, Joseph O. Baker


This thesis examines the relationship between socio-demographic characteristics, levels of personal religiosity, and reported marital satisfaction. Current research suggests links among these dimensions of interpersonal life, and building upon existing literature, I examine the effects of one's religious homogamy and the salience of religious homogamy in relation to one's reported marital satisfaction. Data used are parts of Wave II of the Baylor Religious Survey, a religiously-focused data set that compiles information of social and religious attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors on a national scale. Multiple hypotheses on possible links between variables are tested, and the relationships between marital satisfaction and many religious and sociodemographic variables are upheld; however, the relation between the salience of religious homogamy and marital satisfaction is most prevalent.

Document Type

Thesis - restricted


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