Effects of Infertility on Marital Adjustment

Author: Hina Waqar

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Najma Najam

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2006-2008

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


The present research was designed to investigate the effect of infertility on marital adjustment. It was hypothesized that there is an effect of infertility on marital adjustment. The total sample consist of 30 diagnosed infertile participants that is 15 are male and 15 are females, age ranged from 25-40 years. Prerequisite condition was that they had minimum duration of marriage of two years without children and were under treatment at that time. In the study 28 items of Dyadic Adjustment Scale (1976) are used to assess marital adjustment of infertile participants. Correlation and Independent sample t-test was used to analyze the data. Findings revealed that there is an effect of infertility on the marital adjustment.

Keywords: Infertility, Marital Adjustment, Prerequisite Condition

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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