Author: Sumbal Munir
Supervisor: Ms. Shahnila Tariq
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research aimed to investigate the relationship between perceived loneliness and marital satisfaction among couples with difference in age. It was hypothesized that there is a relationship between perceived loneliness and marital satisfaction. Convenient sampling technique was used. Sample size was (N = 100) (50 married couples) taken conveniently. Perceived Loneliness Scale (Jha, 1993) and Marital Satisfaction Scale (Enrich, 1997) was used to collect the data. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation was used to assess the relationship between perceived loneliness and marital satisfaction. Regression analysis was performed to investigate that income, age, and education are predictors of marital satisfaction and perceived loneliness. An independent sample t– test was used to find out the gender difference and differences due to other demographic variables. Results showed that there is significant negative correlation between perceived loneliness and marital satisfaction. Regression analysis showed that income is a strong predictor of marital satisfaction and perceived loneliness. There are significant gender differences in marital satisfaction and perceived loneliness. There is an effect of family system on perceived loneliness. The number of children has no effect on marital satisfaction.
Keywords: Perceived Loneliness, Marital Satisfaction, Age Differences.
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