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Personality Variables and Marital Satisfaction:A Systematic Review


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1 Psychiatry Social Worker, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 School of Studies in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
3 Psychometrics Laboratory, SoS in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
     

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The aim of the present paper is to examine and explore the research status, trom the relevant research literature, on the relationship between personality variables and marital satisfaction. It further contributes our knowledge of understanding by reviewing scientific research literature published over the last thirteen years. Review papers, articles and empirical studies were searched trom eleven scientific database. The methodological assessments of each paper were examined using six parameters viz., research design, validity coetficient of criterion measure on own data, reliability coefficients of criterion measure on own data, validity or reliability coefficients of different predictor measure, statistical analyses and reported etfect size. The most trequently predictors included neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientious, extraversion, openness to experience, impulsivity, immature defense mechanism, communication, attachment, emotional stability and spousal support. There have been many problems with the theory and empirical work in this area. The critical review includes both theoretical and empirical implication.

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Marital Satisfaction, Marital Adjustment, Personality Variables, Couples.
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Authors

Huma Kamal
Psychiatry Social Worker, Pt. J.N.M. Medical College Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Roli Tiwari
School of Studies in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Jita Behera
School of Studies in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Basheer Hasan
Psychometrics Laboratory, SoS in Psychology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Abstract


The aim of the present paper is to examine and explore the research status, trom the relevant research literature, on the relationship between personality variables and marital satisfaction. It further contributes our knowledge of understanding by reviewing scientific research literature published over the last thirteen years. Review papers, articles and empirical studies were searched trom eleven scientific database. The methodological assessments of each paper were examined using six parameters viz., research design, validity coetficient of criterion measure on own data, reliability coefficients of criterion measure on own data, validity or reliability coefficients of different predictor measure, statistical analyses and reported etfect size. The most trequently predictors included neuroticism, agreeableness, conscientious, extraversion, openness to experience, impulsivity, immature defense mechanism, communication, attachment, emotional stability and spousal support. There have been many problems with the theory and empirical work in this area. The critical review includes both theoretical and empirical implication.

Keywords


Marital Satisfaction, Marital Adjustment, Personality Variables, Couples.

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