MARITAL SATISFACTION AND MENTAL HEALTH AMONG WORKING COMMUNITY IN MALAYSIA
BACKGROUND: Marriage is a critical event in our lives. Satisfaction level in marital life has a direct effect on our mental health.This study was designed to highlight the importance of Marital Satisfaction and Mental Health among working communityin Malaysia. Objective of this study was to investigate relationship between marital satisfaction and mental health, and to compare marital satisfaction between male and female among working community of Malaysia.
METHODS: This Study was conducted in city Puturajaya (Malaysia) from February to June, 2016.Convenient sampling technique was used to collect data on 60 individuals. Married volunteer male and female were interviewed on a structured questionnaire.
RESULTS: The study sample consisted of 30 male and 30 female (N=60). Results revealed that there was a significant positive relationship between marital satisfaction and mental health with r = .400, p < 0.01 respectively.
CONCLUSION: This study concludes that marital satisfaction is positively correlated with mental health. Satisfactory and healthy relationship increased person’s wellbeing and mental health.
KEYWORDS: Marital satisfaction, Mental health, Correlation, Wellbeing.
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