Trust, Possessiveness and Marital Relationship in Men and Women

Author: Rabeea Khan Rao

Supervisor: Shahnila Tariq

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2014-2016

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


The research was conducted to investigate the relationship between trust, possessiveness and marital relationship in married men and women. It was hypothesized that Trust and Possessiveness are likely to be positively correlated with marital relationship. Correlational research design and convenient sampling technique was used to collect the data. The sample for current research comprised of (N = 120), 60 married men and 60 married women. Trust in Close Relationships Scale by Rempel, Holmes and Zanna, M.P. (TICRS, 1985), Possessiveness in Intimate Relationship Scale by Rodger and James (PIIRS, 1984), and Couples Satisfaction Indexs by Funk and Rogge (CSI, 2007) were used as assessment measures. Results showed that there was positive relationship between trust and marital quality, and there was negative relationship between possessiveness and marital quality. It was concluded that trust from both the partners contribute towards the high marital quality and satisfaction.

Keywords: Trust, Possessiveness, Marital Relationship.

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