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This research, according to assumptions of contextual family therapy, sought to examine the contributions of "perceived appreciation" and "awareness of husband's income" on marital satisfaction among housewives and employed women. 264 married women consist of 111 housewives- and 153 employed women, who were been living with their husbands, were selected. The research was a correlational study. Data were gathered by Enrich Marital atisfaction Scale and researcher-made perceived appreciation questionnaire.
Results indicated that there is no significant difference between housewives and employed women in perceived appreciation. But difference between two groups in awareness of husband's income was significant; Most of employed women (72/5%) had pretended that they are completely aware of their husbands' income. It is also revealed that marital satisfaction in employed women is higher than housewives'. Hierarchal regression analyses indicated that marital satisfaction of housewives is predicted by awareness of husband's income and perceived appreciation, however, in employed women, the perceived appreciation, awareness of husband's income, education and the amount of pecuniary contribution in the family expenditure predicted marital atisfaction. Therefore, family counselors should have in mind that some of variables related to women employment - such as awareness of husband's income and the amount of pecuniary contribution in the family expenditurealongside perceived appreciation - can be the determinants of marital atisfaction in employed women.