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| Published: April 29, 2017

Marital Satisfaction among Bangalore urban Working Women

Kavitha. A

Research Scholar, Centre for Women Studies, University of Mysore, Mysore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Mangala S M

The Director, Centre for Women Studies, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.022/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.022

ABSTRACT

Marital satisfaction refers to a global level of favourability that individual spouses report with their marital relationship. Marital Satisfaction is often viewed as an individual’s interpretation of the overall quality of the marriage or the person’s happiness with the marriage. The aim of the study was to analyse the difference in marital satisfaction between women working in multinational companies, teaching profession, health profession and bank profession. A between group design with purposive sampling was opted for the study. Thirty each of women working in multinational companies, teaching profession, health profession and bank profession were considered for the study. Women between age group of 30 to 50 years, working at least from past 05 years and married for at least past three years and having at least one child aged above 4 years were considered for the study. Women who are single mothers/separated from husband/widows were not considered for the study. The sample was administered marital satisfaction scale, the responses were scored adequately and results analysed using appropriate statistical measure. The analysis of results in relation to ANOVA indicated that there was significant difference in marital satisfaction between the four groups of working women in different professions. The mean values and t ratio on the different domains indicates that health professional group had significantly better marital satisfaction than teaching professional, bank professional and women working in multinational companies. The teaching professional group has significantly better marital satisfaction than bank professional and women working in multinational companies. The bank professional group has significantly better marital satisfaction than women working in multinational companies.  The results and scores also indicates that of the four groups of working women the group with high marital satisfaction is women working as health professionals, followed by teaching professionals and bank professionals. Of the four groups of working women the group with least marital satisfaction is women working in multinational companies. The results are discussed in detail also in reference with other studies and implications of the study are highlighted in background to problems faced by women in different occupations.

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Kavitha. A @ kavi4753@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.022/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.022

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017

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