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Relationship between Emotional Maturity and Marital Adjustment Among Couples

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Emotions play key role in families functioning and mantalUfe. Thus, emotional maturity may be considered a basis in marital adjustment and a happy marital life. As such, the present study is an attempt to understand the relationship between marital adjustment and emotional maturity in Indian cultural context. For this purpose hundred (100) couples (husband & wife) with at least graduation quahfication from Varanasi district of Uttar Pradesh were randomly sampled to check the predictability of the various measures of quahty of marital hfe (marital consensus, affectionexpression, marital satisfaction, marital cohesion,& overall marital adjustment), each measure at a time as criterion (dependent variable) by the facets of 'emotional maturity' (emotional unstability, emotional regression, social maladjustment, personality disintegration & lack of independence) as predictors (independent variables). Step wise (back ward) regression analysis was applied and results revealed that emotional unstability, social maladjustment and personality disintegration facets of emotional maturity most predicted the overall marital adjustment in married couples.
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