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| Published: June 25, 2020

Influence of socioeconomic status and mindset on individual’s marital satisfaction during the national lockdown

Joy Kevin

3rd B.Sc. Student, Department of Psychology, Christ College Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Nesrin Risla

3rd B.Sc. Student, Department of Psychology, Christ College Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.059/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.059

ABSTRACT

The nationwide lockdown announced due to COVID-19 has increased social isolation and kept people confined to their homes. The effect of lockdown may not be the same for everyone, some are happy with their families at home whereas some find it difficult. In some instances, spending more time together with their partners may lead to the arisal of different interpersonal problems due to financial and psychological issues produced as a result of lockdown. The purpose of the research is to understand the influence of socioeconomic status and mindset on the marital satisfaction of the individuals in the period of lockdown. A total sample of 172 married individuals, between the age 25 to 60, from Thrissur district of Kerala, is considered as the sample population. The Couple Satisfaction Index (CSI-4), Kuppuswamy’s socioeconomic status scale (2019) and Growth mindset scale are used to measure the marital satisfaction, socioeconomic status and type of mindset of the individuals respectively. Simple linear regression, One-way ANOVA and Pearson correlation are used to evaluate the data for statistical significance. The research concludes that there is an inversely proportional relationship between marital satisfaction and fixed mindset. It is also observed that lower socioeconomic status could result in lower marital satisfaction. Type of mindset is also a factor that influences the marital satisfaction of people.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.059/20200802

10.25215/0802.059

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020