Thesis Title: Parental Marital Conflict and Attitude towards Marriage in Unmarried Young Adults

Student Name: Bushra Mubarak

Supervisor: Iram Fatima, PhD

Degree: MSc

Year: 2016-2018

Abstract

The present study examined the relationship of parental marital conflicts and attitude towards marriage in unmarried young adults. The study hypothesized that there would be a negative relationship between parental marital conflicts and attitude towards marriage in unmarried young adults. Convenience sampling technique was used to draw a sample. The sample comprised of 100 participants (men = 50 and women = 50). The sample was recruited from the three public sector universities of Lahore. The measures used in this study were the Marital Conflict Scale (MCS; Lopez, 1991) and Marital Attitude Scale (MAS; Braaten & Rosen, 1998). Results of study demonstrate that although parental marital conflict was negatively correlated with attitude towards marriage but it did not predict the attitude towards marriage in unmarried young adults. This study is discussed in cultural context.

Keywords: Parental marital conflict, attitude, marriage, unmarried young adults.