Sociodemographic Factors Contributing to Marital Stability

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S. Priyadharshini
Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan

Abstract

Marital Stability is interpreted as whether a couple in a marriage remains together, instead of separating or getting divorced. It is also called as marital longevity or duration of marriage. The objective of the study was to find the relationship between marriage duration and socio demographic variables of married couples in India. Thirty married couples were randomly selected using stratified random sampling. Three groups were formed based on the duration of the marriage such as married for 10 to 20 years, 21 to 30 years and 31 to 40 years. The respondents were asked about their demographic information like age, education, occupation, income and age at marriage. Data analysed with descriptive and inferential statistics. The result indicated a negative correlation between length of marriage and education which means higher the education lesser the length of marriage. The role of education, income and age at marriage on marital stability was discussed and it was concluded that not only socio-demograhic factors, but also social and psychological factors to be considered to interpret the marital stability.

Keywords:
Education, income, length of marriage, marital stability, socio demography.

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Priyadharshini, S., & Thudalikunnil Gopalan, R. (2020). Sociodemographic Factors Contributing to Marital Stability. Asian Journal of Medicine and Health, 17(3), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajmah/2019/v17i330166
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