Thesis Title: Personality, Family Environment and Quality of Marital Relationship in Married Woman

 Student Name: Anam Fatima

Supervisor: Afifa Anjum

Degree: MSc

Year: 2016-2018

Abstract

The present research was conducted to investigate personality, family environment and quality of marital relationship among married women.  Nonprobability convenient sampling technique was used to collect the data (N = 110) of married women in the age range of  18-35 years. It was hypothesized that there would be a relationship between personality,   parental family environment,   in-law’s family environment and quality of marital relationship among married women. A self- constructed demographic questionnaire, Ten Item Personality  Inventory  (TIPI; Gosling, Rentfrow, & Swann, 2003),  Brief Family Relationship Scale (BFRS; Allen, & Fork, 2011), and Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS; Spanier, 1976) were used in this research. Results were generated by analyzing the data through Pearson product moment correlation and multiple linear regression. Results indicated that emotional stability positively correlated with marital cohesion and parental and in-law’s expressiveness in family environment positively correlated with marital affection expressions. Moreover, multiple linear regression revealed that emotional stability predicts marital cohesion and expressiveness in parental and in-law’s family environment predicts marital affection expressions. The limitations, suggestions and implications are discussed.

Keywords. Personality, family environment (parental & in-laws) quality of marital relationship.