A Brief Scale to Measure Marital/Relationship Satisfaction by Domains: Metrics, Correlates, Gender and Marriage/ Relationship Status Differences Cover Image

A Brief Scale to Measure Marital/Relationship Satisfaction by Domains: Metrics, Correlates, Gender and Marriage/ Relationship Status Differences
A Brief Scale to Measure Marital/Relationship Satisfaction by Domains: Metrics, Correlates, Gender and Marriage/ Relationship Status Differences

Author(s): Renata GLAVAK TKALIĆ, Tihana Brkljačić, Lana Lučić, Ines Sučić, Ljiljana Kaliterna Lipovčan
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Social psychology and group interaction, Behaviorism, Social Theory, Family and social welfare, Demography and human biology
Published by: Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar
Keywords: well-being; marriage/relationship satisfaction scale; PWI; marital/relationship satisfaction domains;

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the study was to analyse psychometric properties of the Marital /Relationship Satisfaction Scale (MRS) developed for the purpose of this research, and its association with other well-being indicators. Additionally, differences in well-being between participants who were married or in a relationship and single participants, and gender differences were tested. The sample consisted of 1087 adult internet users from Croatia. We assessed general well-being, satisfaction with specific life domains, marital/relationship satisfaction and demographic variables. MRS proved to be a reliable single factor instrument which correlated moderately with all well-being indices, but highest with satisfaction with love life and family relations. Men and women did not differ regarding MRS. Participants who were married or in a relationship showed higher levels of well-being.

  • Issue Year: 28/2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 647-668
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English