Marital Satisfaction As A Predictor Of Mental Health In Pakistani Working And Non- Working Women

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Azra Shaheen, Erum Moosa , Dr. Haresh Kumar


This research attempts to find out the role of marital satisfaction as a predictor of mental health in Pakistani working and non-working women. The sample of the present research consisted of 100 married females (50 females working and 50 non- working), selected from different organizations of Karachi following the purposive sampling technique. The age of the participants was from 22 years to 40 years (Mean age=33.2; SD= 4.83) with the minimum of 2 years and maximum of 20 years of marriage. Kansas Marital Satisfaction Scale (KMS), and The Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) were administered as scales. Marital satisfaction was found to be significant predictor of mental health in married women.  No significant difference found between working and non-working women on marital satisfaction.  Further findings indicated that working women score higher on the variable of stress (p<.05). It is concluded that marital satisfaction plays a role in mental health of Pakistani married women.

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