Impact of Education on Marital Adjustment of Working and Non-Working Women

Author: Hina Irshad

Supervisor: Ms. Afsheen Masood

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2006-2008

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


The current research was conducted to explore the impact of education on marital adjustment of working and non working married women. A sample of 150 (75 working and 75 non working married women) was selected from different household and workplace setups including hospitals, banks and schools of Lahore city using non probability purposive sampling. Ex-post facto research design was used. A self constructed, indigenous scale was developed for collecting data. It has been developed on the guidelines of Dyadic adjustment scale (Spanier, 1979) and Locke Wallace marital adjustment test (Locke Wallace, last modification 2005) and on the theory of Burgess & Cottrell. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyze the results. The result indicated that educated non working women are better adjusted in their married life than educated working women.

Keywords: Education, Marital Adjustment, Working and Non-Working Women, Theory of Burgess & Cottrell

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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