Alexithymia and Marital Satisfaction in Married Men

Author: Wajiha Saleem

Supervisor: Ms. Shahnila Tariq

Degree: MSc

Year: 2011-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to investigate the relationship between alexithymia and marital satisfaction in married men. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between alexithymia and marital satisfaction in married men. Correlational research design was used. Sample was taken by using convenient sampling technique. The sample consisted of married men (N = 100), who were graduate, and the maximum duration of marriage was 5 years. Self developed scale of alexithymia (based on Taylor, (1994) Toronto Alexithemia Scale and Marital Satisfaction Scale (MSS) (Ayub, 2010) was used to collect the data. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation and Independent Sample t– test was used for the analysis of data. The results showed that there is a significant negative relationship between alexithymia and marital satisfaction. Results further revealed that there is no significant difference in the scores of nuclear and joint family system on alexithymia and marital satisfaction.

Keywords: Alexithymia, Marital Satisfaction, Marriage.

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