Marital Expectations among Unmarried College Students
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The college students have dreams and expectations about their marriage, which brings joy and happiness among them. Marriage is the new beginning and union of soul and body, and it should be firmly established. Well-adjusted marriages are expected to last for a long time, while poorly adjusted ones cause marital disharmony and ends in divorce.
i)Assess and compare the marital expectations of unmarried male and female college students.ii) Find out the association between the marital expectations of unmarried college students and their selected demographic variables (age, gender).
Descriptive research design was adopted. The study was conducted in selected colleges at Salem. 200 post graduate final year unmarried college students were included by adoptinga non-probability convenient sampling technique. The tools used for the study were structured rating scale.
Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data. Majority of the students 77% were at the age group of 20–23 years, 55% of them from nuclear family and Hindu religion were 69.50%. The mean score percentage of marital expectation on physiological well-being was 75%, selfconcept was 79%, role function was 77%, and interdependence was 81%. The female unmarried college students had greater marital expectations than the males. The study also revealed that there was significant association between the level of marital expectations of unmarried college students and their gender.
The results highlighted, that there was a remarkable expectations among unmarried college students about spouse and spouse family, especially female had greater expectations than the male.
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