Marriage satisfaction and the level of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being among spouses Cover Image

Satysfakcja ze związku małżeńskiego a poziom hedonistycznego i eudajmonistycznego dobrostanu psychicznego małżonków
Marriage satisfaction and the level of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being among spouses

Author(s): Dariusz Krok
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Family and social welfare
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: marital satisfaction; hedonic and eudaimonic well-being; marriage interactions; marital quality;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this article is to examine the complex relationships between marital satisfaction and hedonic and eudaimonic well-being of the spouses. Although the overall positive association between marital quality and well-being is well established, several important issues remain unexplored. As the previous research demonstrated, the protective effects of marital satisfaction on well-being were amplified when spouses were satisfied with the marriage, whereas the association was reversed when partners were exposed to conflicts and distortions in communication. In order to verify the hypotheses a hundred and twenty couples were given a set of four questionnaires to assess the level of marital satisfaction, and hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. The results showed that marital satisfaction was positively linked to both hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. However, not all of the dimensions of marital satisfaction were connected with well-being in the same way. Intimacy, self-realization, and similarity showed positive links with both hedonic and eudaimonic well-being, while disappointment had negative associations with well-being measures. Interestingly, the relationship between marital satisfaction and eudaimonic well-being was stronger than between marital satisfaction and hedo­nic well-being. The results revealed that the associations of marriage satisfaction with well-being depend on the particular dimensions of marital interactions and the ways in which well-being is conceptualized.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 141-160
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish