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Title: Global perspective on marital satisfaction
Authors: Dobrowolska, Małgorzata
Groyecka-Bernard, Agata
Sorokowski, Piotr 
Randall, Ashley K. 
Hilpert, Peter 
Ahmadi, Khodabakhsh 
Alghraibeh, Ahmad M. 
Aryeetey, Richmond 
Bertoni, Anna 
Bettache, Karim 
Błażejewska, Marta 
Bodenmann, Guy 
Bortolini, Tiago S. 
Bosc, Carla
Butovskaya, Marina 
Castro, Felipe N. 
Cetinkaya, Hakan 
Cunha, Diana Guimarães Lopes 
David, Daniel
David, Oana Alexandra 
Dileym, Fahd A. 
Domínguez Espinosa, Alejandra C. 
Donato, Silvia 
Dronova, Daria 
Dural, Seda 
Fisher, Maryanne 
Frackowiak, Tomasz 
Akkaya, Aslıhan Hamamcıoğlu
Hamamura, Takeshi
Hansen, Karolina 
Hattori, Wallisen Tadashi 
Hromatko, Ivana 
Gulbetekin, Evrim 
Iafrate, Raffaella 
James, Bawo O. 
Jiang, Feng 
Kimamo, Charles O. 
Koç, Fırat 
Krasnodębska, Anna
Lopes, Fívia A. 
Martinez, Rocio 
Mesko, Norbert 
Molodovskaya, Natalya 
Qezeli, Khadijeh Moradi
Motahari, Zahrasadat 
Natividade, Jean Carlos 
Ntayi, Joseph 
Ojedokun, Oluyinka 
Omar-Fauzee, Mohd S. B. 
Onyishi, Ike E. 
Özener, Barış 
Paluszak, Anna 
Portugal, Alda 
Realo, Anu 
Relvas, Ana Paula 
Rizwan, Muhammad 
Sabiniewicz, Agnieszka
Salkičević, Svjetlana 
Sarmány-Schuller, Ivan 
Stamkou, Eftychia 
Stoyanova, Stanislava 
Šukolová, Denisa 
Sutresna, Nina 
Tadinac, Meri 
Teras, Andero 
Ponciano, Edna Lúcia Tinoco 
Tripathi, Ritu 
Tripathi, Nachiketa 
Tripathi, Mamta 
Yamamoto, Maria E. 
Yoo, Gyesook 
Sorokowska, Agnieszka 
Keywords: Global perspective; Marital satisfaction; Religion; Children; Economic status; Collectivistic values; Gross domestic product (GDP)
Issue Date: 23-Oct-2020
Publisher: MDPI
Project: N 01201370995 (MB and DD) 
Serial title, monograph or event: Sustainability
Volume: 12
Issue: 21
Place of publication or event: Basel
Abstract: Across the world, millions of couples get married each year. One of the strongest predictors of whether partners will remain in their relationship is their reported satisfaction. Marital satisfaction is commonly found to be a key predictor of both individual and relational well-being. Despite its importance in predicting relationship longevity, there are relatively few empirical research studies examining predictors of marital satisfaction outside of a Western context. To address this gap in the literature and complete the existing knowledge about global predictors of marital satisfaction, we used an open-access database of self-reported assessments of self-reported marital satisfaction with data from 7178 participants representing 33 different countries. The results showed that sex, age, religiosity, economic status, education, and cultural values were related, to various extents, to marital satisfaction across cultures. However, marriage duration, number of children, and gross domestic product (GDP) were not found to be predictors of marital satisfaction for countries represented in this sample. While 96% of the variance of marital satisfaction was attributed to individual factors, only 4% was associated with countries. Together, the results show that individual differences have a larger influence on marital satisfaction compared to the country of origin. Findings are discussed in terms of the advantages of conducting studies on large cross-cultural samples
ISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su12218817
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CES - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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