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Title: A Study on Marital Satisfaction of Women Working in Southern Railways Tiruchirappalli

Author(s): K.S.Velmurugan1, Dr.K.Maheswari2

 DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.18535/ijsrm/v5i10.04


1Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan Univerisity Constituent College, Kurumbalur, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India - 621 107.

2Head & Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Bharathidasan Univerisity Constituent College, Kurumbalur, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India- 621 107

Abstract

Marital satisfaction is an essential element for successful family life and personal growth. The fulfillment and positive development will be possible only when the relationship between couples is coherent and satisfactory (Azeez, 2013). Different factors have significant influence on the marital satisfaction, like personality of the partner, nature of job, child rearing responsibility, sexual satisfaction and communication patterns are some of the examples. The active engagement of women’s in the employment sector and their dual role has significant correlation with the marital satisfaction, especially in a society like India. This study is aimed to assess marital satisfaction of women working in southern railways, Tiruchirappalli. Objective of the study includes socio demographic of the respondents and assessment of marital satisfaction of women working in southern railways, Tiruchirappalli. The researcher has used descriptive research design and simple convenient sampling method was adopted to enquire 56 respondents for the study. The researcher used self prepared interview schedule pertaining to socio-demographic characteristics and a standardized tool on the marital satisfaction developed by Brunda Amirthraj and Indira Jai Prakash (1985). Majority of the respondents (78.6%) educational qualification had professional course, nearly of the respondents (48.2%) had family members five to seven members. More than half of the respondents have moderate level of marital satisfaction.

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