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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

This study aimed to assess the levels of marital compatibility among 500 Emirati married couples in Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates and identify the various factors that impact marital compatibility. Participants responded to the Marital Compatibility Scale which focuses on five main areas: the personal, structural/family, psychological/emotional, cultural/educational/ethical/social, and financial compatibility. The data were collected by a specially selected team from Family Development Foundation – Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Statistics Centre employees as it is the only entity officially authorized to collect such data and analyzed using SPSS. The findings of the study indicate that factors related to the cultural, educational, ethical, and cultural compatibility and those related to personal compatibility have the most significant impact on marital relations. In particular, the educational level of the husband, the husband’s income, and whether the couples were related or lived in the same neighbourhood impact the level of marital compatibility.

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