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The Influence of Geographical Separation on Marital Satisfaction and Subjective Well Being among Married Couples

Paulose, Annu (2011) The Influence of Geographical Separation on Marital Satisfaction and Subjective Well Being among Married Couples. Other thesis, Christ University.

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Married couples undergoing geographical separation in their married life due to reasons other than marital discord is becoming a very common phenomenon in the Indian scenario. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a significant difference in Marital Satisfaction (and Subjective Well Being) among married couples who are staying together and married couples who are staying geographically apart. It was hypothesized that “there is a significant difference among married couples who are living together and living geographically apart in their Marital Satisfaction” (H1), “there is a significant difference among married couples who are living together and living geographically apart in their Subjective Well Being” (H2), and that “there is a significant positive relationship between Marital Satisfaction and Subjective Well Being” (H3). This study was conducted on 30 married couples who were staying together and 40 married couples who were staying geographically apart between the age ranges of 30-45 years. The participants were selected using the purposive sampling technique. The marital satisfaction and subjective well being of the participants were measured using the Marital Satisfaction Scale (MSS) and Subjective Well-being Inventory (SUBI) respectively. The data obtained for statistically analyzed. The Independent Samples t test was done to find the significance of difference between means of marital satisfaction among married couples who are living together and living geographically apart. The t value was found to be significant at 0.01 levels, thereby, accepting the first hypothesis (H1). In order to find the significance of difference between means of subjective well being among married couples who are living together and living geographically apart, the Independent Samples t test was done. And the t value was found to be significant at 0.01 levels, thereby, accepting the second hypothesis (H2). Pearson’s product moment correlation was done in order to find the direction and strength of relationship between Marital Satisfaction and Subjective Well Being. The correlation coefficient showed a strong positive relationship between both the variables thus accepting the third hypothesis (H3).

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subjects:Thesis > MPhil > Psychology
Divisions:M Phil > Psychology
ID Code:4880
Deposited By:Knowledge Center Christ University
Deposited On:10 Oct 2013 19:27
Last Modified:10 Oct 2013 19:27

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