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Correlates of Marital Harmony


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Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. In today's day to day life even the concept of marriage varies from individual to individual. Marriage is also a very strong bond between two people. In arrange marriage the marriages are arranged by parents or guardians or any other relative while on other hand in some marriages the choice of life partner is of one who is getting married. This type of marriage is known as love marriage. Social support is the physical and emotional comfort given to us by our family, friends and others. It is a very important factor for successful marriage, it helps in operating stress and coping process. Thus high social support leads to marital harmony and low social support and unsuccessful marriage leads to marital burnout. The present aim of the study was to study the effect of type of marriage (love & arrange marriage) and social support on marital harmony amongst the spouses. The sample of the present study form 200 married couple, in which 100 males were divided according to type of marriage that is 50 arranged married and 50 love marriage, as well as for females. Collected data was computerized statistically in terms of significant difference with Type of marriage on various dimensions of social support and marital harmony. There was significant interactive effect of type of marriage (arranged & love marriage) and social support upon total marital harmony. Thus it can be concluded that couples who were in love marriage with high social support have more marital harmony in comparison to couples who are in love marriage with low social support, arranged marriage with high social support and arranged marriage with low social support.

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Marriage (Love Marriage and Arranged Marriage), Social Support, Marital Harmony.
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Tejinder Kaur
Department of Psychology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Megha Bhargava
Department of Psychology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Abstract


Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. In today's day to day life even the concept of marriage varies from individual to individual. Marriage is also a very strong bond between two people. In arrange marriage the marriages are arranged by parents or guardians or any other relative while on other hand in some marriages the choice of life partner is of one who is getting married. This type of marriage is known as love marriage. Social support is the physical and emotional comfort given to us by our family, friends and others. It is a very important factor for successful marriage, it helps in operating stress and coping process. Thus high social support leads to marital harmony and low social support and unsuccessful marriage leads to marital burnout. The present aim of the study was to study the effect of type of marriage (love & arrange marriage) and social support on marital harmony amongst the spouses. The sample of the present study form 200 married couple, in which 100 males were divided according to type of marriage that is 50 arranged married and 50 love marriage, as well as for females. Collected data was computerized statistically in terms of significant difference with Type of marriage on various dimensions of social support and marital harmony. There was significant interactive effect of type of marriage (arranged & love marriage) and social support upon total marital harmony. Thus it can be concluded that couples who were in love marriage with high social support have more marital harmony in comparison to couples who are in love marriage with low social support, arranged marriage with high social support and arranged marriage with low social support.

Keywords


Marriage (Love Marriage and Arranged Marriage), Social Support, Marital Harmony.