A survey of 118 married couples with university aged children investigated the relationship between the sources of material resources (money) and psychological resources (approval) wives received, and wives' "dedication commitments" towards their husbands on the other hand. The main findings were as follows: (1) Wives perceiving more approval from their husbands were more likely to make a higher level of "dedication commitments." (2) Wives obtaining more money from sources other than their husbands were more likely to make a lower level of "dedication commitments." (3) A substantial discrepancy was found between wife's evaluation of the value of her work and its evaluation by her husband. The study also showed that husbands who valued their wives' work more highly were likely to be rated lower in psychological importance by their wives.