Journal of Social Sciences

The Influence of Religiosity on Marital Satisfaction

Khodabakhsh Ahmadi, Esfandiar Azad-Marzabadi and Seyed Mahdi Nabipoor Ashrafi

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2008.103.110

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 2

Pages 103-110


The following research sought to examine the relationship between a married individual’s religiosity level and its impact upon his or her level of marital satisfaction. Findings in this connection can help strengthen families 660 heterosexually hetero-sexually couples from Tehran were studied multistage using cluster sampling. Information regarding religiosity and marital satisfaction was collected using the researcher’s prepared questionnaire and ENRICH marital satisfaction scale. The results showed that heterosexually hetero-sexually couples who observe religious beliefs have higher rate of marital satisfaction. Thus, there is a significant correlation between religiosity and marital satisfaction. Considering the relation between religiosity and nine subscales of marital satisfaction, Communication Parenting and religious orientation account for the highest rate of religiosity and sexual relationship accounts for the lowest rate of religiosity. Thus, with the increase in religiosity, marital satisfaction rate will increase and vice versa. It can be concluded that religiosity develops the grounds for marital commitment.


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