Marriage through Adulthood: Factors that Contribute to Marital Satisfaction


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Why is it important to establish and maintain an identity?

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1. Tim doesn't have children of his own, but instructs children in his role as a primary school teacher. According to Erikson, does Tim embody generativity or stagnation? Why?

2. Typically, when is the least happy time during a marriage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test yourself on the topic of marriage and marital satisfaction with this interactive quiz. The questions will ask about theories on marriage and the stages adults go through.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • State the possible consequences to failing to establish and maintain an identity
  • Identify the term for a person who does not have children but teaches others
  • Name the least happy time period for a marriage
  • Understand the reason the idea of marriage satisfaction has changed in recent times

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the features of marriage and marital satisfaction
  • Critical thinking - discuss the importance of establishing and maintaining an identity
  • Making connections - examine why the idea of marital satisfaction has changed in recent generations

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Marriage through Adulthood: Factors that Contribute to Marital Satisfaction. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the normative vs. crisis model
  • Understand Generativity and Stagnation stages in adulthood
  • Examine what can happen if a person fails to establish and maintain an identity
  • Understand how mutual interdependence benefits a marriage
  • Discuss tips on increasing satisfaction and longevity of a marriage