Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات

Al-Balqa Journal for Research and Studies  البلقاء للبحوث والدراسات


This study aims to reveal the degree of marital satisfaction among a Jordanian sample and to reveal the existence of a correlation between the age of husbands and wives and the degree of their marital satisfaction, and to explore which of them achieved the highest level of marital satisfaction. The sample, which was chosen randomly, consisted of (390) husbands and (390) wives in the Petra region authority in Jordan. The researchers adopted the descriptive approach and developed a marital satisfaction scale, which involved (21) items distributed over four areas (financial, parental, emotional, and decision-making). The results of the study that was applied during the time period between 13/9/2020 to 30/11/2020 indicated that the degree of marital satisfaction for both husbands and wives on the overall scale was moderate, and that husbands achieved higher marital satisfaction than wives did. In addition, there is presence of statistically significant differences in marital satisfaction in relation to the age variable and in favor of the older age group, over 40 years old. The study recommends conducting studies related to the cognitive level of marital characteristics, the level of differences between couples and their relationship to marital satisfaction, in addition to addressing the variable age difference between couples on other samples of the Jordanian society, carrying out studies examining the reasons for the low level of marital satisfaction at younger ages and create predictive measures that examine the relationship between marital satisfaction and the possibility of continuity of marriage.



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