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Science Newsline: Wives with a 'Soul Mate' View of Marriage Are Less Likely to Volunteer, Study Finds
[12/1/2016]
Nov. 28, 2016
Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well, according to a Baylor University study published in Sociological Perspectives journal. Lead author Young-Il Kim, Ph.D., research assistant professor in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), set out to test the claim of a classic study done more than 40 years ago that marriage is a “greedy institution” that makes it harder for couples to spread their time and energy to other people and institutions. An unexpected finding of the Baylor study was that time spent solely with their wives was positively associated with husbands' reports of their own volunteering. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched this story to national media. She covers ISR research and faculty.)
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Netscape What’s New: Dieting? Choose Your Friends Wisely
[12/6/2016]
Dec. 1, 2016
Research led by Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, found that people trying to shed pounds, but who regularly spend time with heavier people, may feel more comfortable with those individuals, but they are more likely to lose weight if they include thinner people in their social lives.
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Carlisle Wellness Network: Marriage to Soul Mate May Reduce Altruism
[12/6/2016]
Nov. 30, 2016
Wives who have a romantic view of marriage are less likely to do volunteer work, leading their husbands to volunteer less as well, according to a Baylor University study published in Sociological Perspectives journal. Lead author Young-Il Kim, Ph.D., research assistant professor in Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR), set out to test the claim of a study done more than 40 years ago that marriage is a “greedy institution” that makes it harder for couples to spend time and money on other people and institutions. The Baylor study also found that time spent solely with their wives was positively associated with husbands' reports of their own volunteering.
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