MARITAL SATISFACTION AND EXTRAMARITAL BEHAVIORAL INTENTIONS IN MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
AbstractObjectives: The present research was conducted to investigate the relationship between marital satisfaction and extramarital behavioral intentions in medical professionals.Study Design: Cross – sectional research design was used to conduct the present study.Material And Methods: Relationship Assessment Scale constructed by Hendrick in 1988 was used to assess marital satisfaction of the study sample.1 Extramarital behavioral intentions were assessed by using extramarital behavioral intentions scale by Buunk in 1981.2 Cross sectional research design was used in the research. Correlation, hierarchal regression, one way ANOVA and independent sample t-test was applied for analysis using SPSS version 16.0.Results: Overall, the results proved that there is a negative relation among marital satisfaction and extramarital behavioral intentions. Male participants are likely to indulge in extramarital behavioral intentions than female participants. Whereas participants who had love marriage and had lesser number of children were more martially satisfied than those who had arra-nged marriage. Demographic variables collectively accounted for 11% of the variance and extramarital behavioral intentions overall accounted for 5% of variance predicting marital satisfaction.Conclusion: Marital satisfaction and extramarital behavioral intentions in medical professionals are negatively correlated.Keywords: Marital Satisfaction, Extramarital behavioral intentions, Medical Professionals.
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