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| Published: September 05, 2018

Interaction Effect of Family Type, Age Gap and Length of Married Life on Marital Adjustment

Simple Abhilash ,

Research Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

R. Neelakandan ,

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Annamalai University,Tamil Nadu, India Google Scholar More about the auther

B. Jayaraj

Asst. Professor, MG College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.031/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.031

ABSTRACT

The present normative survey was aimed to study the main effect and interaction effect of age gap, family type and length of married life on marital adjustment. The Marital Adjustment Questionnaire developed by Kumar and Rohatgi (1976) was administered on a random sample of 326 married adults (average age 37.46) selected from Ernakulam district of Kerala. The data, thus collected, were subjected to statistical analysis(three-way ANOVA) by keeping the objective and the hypothesis in mind. The study revealed that age gap, family type and length of married life have significant main effect on the marital adjustment of participants. Whereas the family type do not significantly influence marital adjustment in interaction with either length of married life or age gap between the spouses, the latter two independent variables  have significant interaction effect on marital adjustment. The analysis also exposed that all the three independent variables, viz., family type, age gap between spouses and the length of married life, have significant interaction effect on marital adjustment of people living in Ernakulam district.
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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.031/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.031

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018