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| Published: June 15, 2018

Marital Adjustment, Life Satisfaction and Mental Health of Santal Community as Related to Selected Demographic Variables

Md. Mobarak Hossain

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Md. Mobarak Hossain

) (Research Scholar, Department of Statistics, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Assistant Pro Google Scholar More about the auther

, Farhan Hussein Hilowle

Research Scholar, Department of Statistics, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Murshida Ferdous Binte Habib

Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh Google Scholar More about the auther

, Md. Abdul Latif

Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.054/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.054

ABSTRACT

The present research focused on exploring the status of marital adjustment, life satisfaction and mental health of Santal community of Bangladesh and its relation with some selected demographic variables, e.g. age, age at marriage, duration of marriage, family size and monthly income. A total of 200 couples were selected randomly from different areas of Naogaon District of Bangladesh. To collect the information, Dyadic Adjustment Scale (Spanier’s, 1976), Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener et al., 1985), and General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) (Goldberg, 1972) were administered on the respondents. Results shown that marital adjustment, life satisfaction and mental health status of Santals was found to be very low. Results revealed a significant (p < 0.05) positive correlation among marital adjustment, life satisfaction and mental health of Santals community. Results also revealed that different demographic variables were strongly related to marital adjustment, life satisfaction and mental health of Santals communities. This study concluded that marital adjustment, life satisfaction and mental health level of Santals were not satisfactory, which requires special attempts to implement effective plans to improve the status of Santal communities.

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Md. Mobarak Hossain @ mobarak122.bi@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.054/20180602

DOI: 10.25215/0602.054

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 2, April-June, 2018

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