Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)

A Qualitative Study of Marital Satisfaction and the Newlyweds of Depok

Authors
Aditya Benyamin, Alvin Theodorus Larosa, Syifa Amania Afra, Eko Handayani
Corresponding Author
Eko Handayani
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.15How to use a DOI?
Keywords
marital satisfaction, divorce, intervention
Abstract
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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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-782-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.15How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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