Effects of demographic variables on marital satisfaction

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Abstract

Marital satisfaction is an important aspect to study because it is a global evaluation of the state of one's marriage and a reflection of marital happiness and functioning. This study aimed to ascertain the differences in marital satisfaction based on demographic variables. Subjects for this study were 423 married couples. The instrument used was ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale to measure marital satisfaction. The data were analyzed by inferential statistics using t-test and One-way Analysis of Variance. Results indicated significant differences in marital satisfaction based on the length of marriage and income. This study suggests that marriage counseling, with an emphasis on promoting awareness in marital happiness and satisfaction, would be helpf ul in addressing marital problems in married couples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-49
Number of pages4
JournalAsian Social Science
Volume8
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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married couple
happiness
length of marriage
marriage counseling
inferential statistics
analysis of variance
Marital satisfaction
Demographic variables
Marital Satisfaction
Demographics
marriage
income
Marriage
evaluation
Happiness
Evaluation
Counseling
Statistics
Income
T-test

Keywords

  • Marital happiness
  • Marital satisfaction
  • Marriage counseling
  • Married couples

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Effects of demographic variables on marital satisfaction. / Ahmad Zamani, Zainah; Nasir, Rohany; Hashim, Ruzy Suliza; Md. Yusof, Noraini.

In: Asian Social Science, Vol. 8, No. 9, 07.2012, p. 46-49.

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