Author: Amina Sadiq
Supervisor: Ms. Shahnila Tariq
Year: (2009 – 2011)
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to investigate the marital satisfaction and life satisfaction among spouses with difference in the level of education. It was hypothesized that there is a relationship between marital satisfaction and life satisfaction among spouses who have difference in their level of education. It was also hypothesized that marital satisfaction and life satisfaction are related with the level of education of spouses. The sample consisted of 90 married spouses (23 husbands with post graduation level of education and their matriculate wives and 22 wives with post graduation level of education and their matriculate husband) were taken from Lahore city. Correlational research design was used. Marital Satisfaction scale by Locke and Wallace (1959), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) by Diener, Emmons, Larsen and Griffin, (1985), and demographic questionnaire were used as an assessment measure. Data was analyzed by using correlation and independent sample t- test. The results revealed that there was a significant relationship between the marital satisfaction and life satisfaction among spouse. There was no significant relationship between the marital satisfaction, life satisfaction and education. There was no significant gender difference in life satisfaction and level of education. There was no significant difference in marital satisfaction and life satisfaction among spouses belong the nuclear family system and joint family system.
Keywords: marital satisfaction, life satisfaction, education.
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