Gender difference in Marital Satisfaction in Relation to Work Stress

Author: Noureen Rehman

Supervisor: Ms. Shazia Khalid

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

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


The present study examined gender differences in marital satisfaction in relation to work stress. It was hypothesized that males having work stress are more satisfied with their marital relationship than females. Survey Research Design was used to conduct the present study. In order to collect data Non Probability Purposive Sampling Strategy was used. The sample of present research consisted of 100 participants (50=males, 50=females) drawn from various banking sectors of Lahore. Two scales Comprehensive Marital Satisfaction Scale (CMSS) of Mehrabian and Blum (1999) were used to measure marital satisfaction. Professional Life Stress Scale (PSS) by David Fontana (1989) was used to measure work stress. Pearson Product Moment Correlation, Independent sample t-test and ANOVA were used for inferential analysis while descriptive analysis was used for analyzing the demographic data. The results indicated that there is a significant difference in marital satisfaction of males and females in relation of work stress. Marital satisfaction was found to be higher in male employees and work stress was found to be more in female employees.

Keywords: Gender difference, Marital Satisfaction, Work Stress

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