Comparative Study

| Published: August 15, 2017

Family Ideology and Marital Adjustment: Comparing between Iranian and Indian Families

Maryam Jalali Ghalibaf

PhD Research Scholar in Psychology, Department Of Psychology, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.056/20170404

DOI: 10.25215/0404.056


Every family has a particular ideology regarding the way the family should function; follow the values and beliefs and systems. A particular family follows and transmits them to their off springs. Marital Adjustment is the compatibility between the couple. Compatibility is when both the husband and wife have proper understanding of each other and both agree on the ground rules and relationship that are established by the family. Most importantly it is the wife who is expected to abide by the rules and involved in inculcating the good habits in to children of the family. However the aim of the present study is to see the difference in the family ideology of Iranian and Indian families and also to see how the couples adjust in their marriage. 
Fifty couples (25 Iranian couples and 25 Indian couples) formed the sample of this study. These couples were given the family Ideology scale and marital adjustment inventory and the results have revealed that there is a slight relationship between family ideology and marital adjustment.  It was also found that the Indian families had more autocratic attitude compared to the Iranian families. However, the result of marital adjustment showed that there is no difference among Indian and Iranian families in their marital adjustment.
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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 4, July-September, 2017