| Extrinsic Motivation-Personal Motives (Female) | Extrinsic Motivation-Personal Motives (Male) | Paired Sample t test | |

New Couples | Mean | 32,194 | 38,203 | t (29) = −1.399, sig = 0.172 |

Std. Deviation | 20,266 | 23,298 | ||

Couples with young children | Mean | 26,989 | 40,423 | t (39) = −2.964, sig = 0.005 |

Std. Deviation | 16,682 | 21,603 | ||

Couples with school age children | Mean | 32,740 | 42,719 | t (25) = −2.209, sig = 0.037 |

Std. Deviation | 18,201 | 20,999 | ||

Couples with adolescent children | Mean | 41,019 | 40,972 | t (37) = 0.011, sig = 0.991 |

Std. Deviation | 22,192 | 22,615 | ||

Couples whose children have left home | Mean | 35,311 | 47,413 | t (7) = −1.724, sig = 0.128 |

Std. Deviation | 13,910 | 16,759 | ||

Couples in old age | Mean | 39,790 | 40,216 | t (17) = −0.065, sig = 0.949 |

Std. Deviation | 19,739 | 17,322 | ||

Couples with adult children still staying at home | Mean | 32,194 | 38,203 | t (24) = 0,090, sig = 0,929 |

Std. Deviation | 20,266 | 23,298 | ||

Total | Mean | 26,989 | 40,423 | t (29) = −1.399, sig = 0.172 |

Std. Deviation | 16,682 | 21,603 |