Marriage and Family

Predicting Marital Satisfaction: Female Educational Level and Marital Attachment

Zhang Mingyan
Beijing Normal University
Wang Dahua
National Academy of Innovation Strategy
Journal of Shandong Women's University 2016-6

Abstract:The study aims to explore marital satisfaction and its influencing factors with a sample of 246 couples. The participants completed self- report measures of marital attachment and satisfaction. Results revealed that husband with a high educated wife had higher marital satisfaction. And a couple's satisfaction was high when the couple doing things together frequently. For men and women, marital attachment could predict marital satisfaction significantly. Participants with higher levels of security and lower levels of anxiety and avoidance reported higher marital satisfaction.
Keywords:female, educational level, marital attachment, marital satisfaction

Paper type:Published
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