A Qualitative Study of Marital Satisfaction and the Newlyweds of Depok
Aditya Benyamin, Alvin Theodorus Larosa, Syifa Amania Afra, Eko Handayani
Available Online August 2019.
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- marital satisfaction, divorce, intervention
- Divorce is a serious problem in Depok city. This might be due to low marital satisfaction since people with lower marital satisfaction have a higher risk of divorce. Using a qualitative approach, this paper explores which dimensions of marital satisfaction contribute the most to challenges faced by newlyweds in Depok. In-depth-interviews were conducted with six individuals who had been married for a maximum of five years and did not have any children. The data obtained were analyzed using directed content analysis. Results showed that from the ten dimensions of marital satisfaction assessed, communication, personality, family and friends, and financial management were the most common causes of the problems couples faced. Communication was mentioned the most, specifically, problems with comfortably exchanging emotional information. Problems with personality referred to unfulfilled expectations of a spouse’s behavior. In the dimension of family and friends the most mentioned problem was the spouse’s parents. Problems budgeting and handling egos while resolving financial issues were mentioned in the dimension of financial management. The implications of these results for future interventions and government policy are discussed.
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TY - CONF AU - Aditya Benyamin AU - Alvin Theodorus Larosa AU - Syifa Amania Afra AU - Eko Handayani PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - A Qualitative Study of Marital Satisfaction and the Newlyweds of Depok BT - 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 179 EP - 190 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.15 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.15 ID - Benyamin2019/08 ER -