MATERIALISM, WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT AND GENDER IN MARITAL SATISFACTION

MATERIALISM, WORK-FAMILY CONFLICT AND GENDER IN MARITAL SATISFACTION

ABSTRACT

The study examined the role of materialism, work-family conflict and age in marital satisfaction. Three hundred and eighteen (150 married men and 168 married women) academic and non-academic staff of Meteorological Training Institute, Obosi, aged between 20 and 70 years with mean age of 45 participated in the study. Marital satisfaction was measured using Index of Marital Satisfaction Scale. Richins and Darwson’s Materialism Scale and Carlson, Kacmar and William Work- family Conflict Scale were used to measure materialism and work-family conflict respectively. The results of the analyses showed that Materialism significantly predicted marital satisfaction (B.163, p<0.01). Work-family conflict significantly correlated with X marital satisfaction (B .074, p<0.01) Land Gender significantly predicted marital satisfaction.