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Generosity, gender role beliefs, and neighborhood cohesion as predictors of marital satisfaction among public servants in addis ababa, ethiopia

Shimelis Wondimu
Tamirie Andualem


This study examined generosity, gender role beliefs, and neighborhood cohesion as predictors of marital satisfaction. A descriptive-correlational design was employed to investigate this study. One hundred eighty seven participants were selected using multi-stage sampling techniques, and the data were analyzed using multiple regression analysis. Data was collected using a questionnaire. The results showed that marital satisfaction was significantly and positively associated with generosity and egalitarian gender role beliefs. Besides, multiple regression analysis demonstrated that generosity and egalitarian gender role beliefs were the main positive predictors of marital satisfaction. Furthermore, this study indicated that gender role beliefs moderated the relationship between generosity and marital satisfaction and the relationship between marital satisfaction and neighborhood cohesion. In addition to these, neighborhood cohesion also moderated the relationships between generosity and marital satisfaction. It is recommended that counselors and social workers should work on enhancing their clients’ quality of generosity. Practitioners should also educate couples to develop an attitude of equality in their involvement in household responsibility. Finally, it also recommended that creating supportive neighborhood environments might be beneficial.


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