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Marital Adjustment, Stress and Depression among Working and Non-Working Married Women

H A Hashmi, M Khurshid, I Hassan

Abstract




The present study is aimed at exploring the relationship between marital adjustment, stress and depression. Sample of the study consisted of 150 working and non-working married women (working married women = 75, non-working married women = 75). Their age ranged between 18 to 50 years. Their education was at least gradation
and above. They belong to middle and high socio-economic status. Urdu Translation of Dyadic Adjustment Scale (2000), Beck Depression Inventory (1996) and Stress Scale (1991) were used. Results indicated highly significant relationship between marital adjustment, depression and stress. The findings of the results also show that working married
women have to face more problems in their married life as compared to non-working married women. The results further show that highly educated working and non-working married women can perform well in their married life and they are free from depression as compared to educated working and non-working married women.

Keywords: Marital Adjustment, Stress and Depression

Internet Journal of Medical Update Vol. 2 (1) 2007: pp. 17-24



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ijmu.v2i1.39843
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