This research explored the effects of marriage before college graduation on the educational attainments and personal fulfillment of Saudi women. The purpose of this study was to gather and analyze data from women who were married before completing a college degree and women who were married after completing a college degree in order to measure how marriage has affected their lives in different ways. The data was gathered by surveying 215 Saudi women. According to the findings of the study, marriage before college graduation did limit educational attainment to some extent. The survey results suggested that a significant percentage of the total participants did not complete their education after marriage. A substantial percentage of the total participants believed that getting married limited their educational prospects or reduced the likelihood of continuing their education. Moreover, according to the findings of the study in regard to the personal fulfilment, marriage before college graduation did impact the personal fulfillment in some areas of the participants’ lives, yet not for other areas of their lives. Career satisfaction and achievements were the most impacted areas as the survey results suggested that the majority of the women who were married before college graduation were unemployed. Also, survey results suggested that a significant percentage of the total participants believed that getting married limited their career achievement prospects or reduced the likelihood of pursuing a career.
ALZAHRANI, AHLAM A.
"The Effects of Marriage before College Graduation on the Educational Attainments and Personal Fulfillment of Saudi Women,"
Journal of the Arab American University مجلة الجامعة العربية الامريكية للبحوث: Vol. 9:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/aaup/vol9/iss1/2