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| Published: June 25, 2020

Psychological concomitants of delayed marriage: A study of millennial

Dr. Monica Sharma

Clinical Psychologist cum Asst. Prof., Dept of Psychology, IIS (deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Kunjam Khurana

Student, Dept of Psychology, IIS (deemed to be University), Jaipur, Rajasthan, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.038/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.038

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A steady increase in age at first marriage has been one of the most salient demographic trends in the Indian population. The most frequently observed pattern with respect to marriage is based on the similarities between partners regarding their social class, level of education, employment, religion, ethnic group, family background etc. India also is not an exception to it. Marriages in India are still a family-oriented matter mainly guided by cultural practices. Still there are several factors which contribute to the changing trend leading to delayed marriage like investment model, attitude towards marriage, marital satisfaction and quality of marriage. This paper explores the relationship among factors leading to delayed marriage. The sample comprised of 60 married individuals (30 men and 30 female), age group 25-40 years. The tools employed General Attitudes Towards Marriage Scale (Park & Rosen, 2013), Investment Model Scale (Rusbult et al., 1998), Kanas Marital Satisfaction Scale (Schumm et al., 1983), Quality of Marriage Index (Norton, R. 1983). The results of this study contribute evidences which will enhance our understanding of the determinants which affect the decision to get married of millennial.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.038/20200802

10.25215/0802.038

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