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Marital quality from the Malay-Muslim perspective: a qualitative approach


Mohd Fadil, Fadhullah and Juhari, Rumaya and Yaacob, Siti Nor (2012) Marital quality from the Malay-Muslim perspective: a qualitative approach. In: 2nd Southeast Asia Psychology Conference (SEAP2012), 26-28 Sept. 2012, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (pp. 1-15).


This study aims to examine factors that may be viewed by Malaysian Muslim married individuals as constructs of marital quality. Factors related with internal-personal domain, inter-personal relationship, religiosity, gender role, and sexuality have been critically weighted in formulating the interview questions. Islamic scholars and academicians were selected for expert interviews, while in-depth face-to-face interviews with married individuals representing various marital stages were conducted to further examine the earlier findings from the expert interviews. Human ecological-life span perspective was used as guiding framework for this study. The findings implied that the concept of marital quality can be of multi-dimensions, in which, religiosity is a core domain. Indicators that were concluded include love, responsibility, harmony, satisfaction, adjustment, happiness, family management, stability, personality and appearance, relationships with family of origin, in-laws, neighbors, and friends). Most respondents agreed that satisfaction in marriage is crucial and this subjective evaluation should cover the multiple domains of married person through-out marital journey.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
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Keywords: Marital quality; Malay-Muslim; Qualitative approach
Depositing User: Samsida Samsudin
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 09:01
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 08:03
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/30948
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