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IJIET 2015 Vol.5(1): 60-67 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2015.V5.477

Indicators of Marital Satisfaction of Batangueño Couples: Components of Love and the Other External Factors in Marriage

Madonna Nympha S. Carandang and Isabel Vivien P. Guda

Abstract—This study dealt with the correlation between the levels of Sternberg’s components of love (intimacy, passion and commitment) and the level of marital satisfaction of selected married couples in Batangas. Moreover, the levels of components of love and levels of marital satisfaction based on the varying profile of the respondents are compared. A survey method using questionnaires (Triangular Theory of Love Scale (TTLS) and Couples Satisfaction Index (CSI-32)) translated in Filipino language were used to collect the data. There were 400 married couples who participated in the study. The result of the correlational analysis revealed a very strong positive and significant relationship between the level of intimacy and marital satisfaction of both male and female respondents, while strong positive and significant relationships on levels of passion and commitment and level of marital satisfaction of the male and female respondents. Furthermore, several significant differences are enumerated: a) on the level of intimacy of the male respondents when they were grouped according to their age of marriage; b) on the level of passion of the male respondents when they were grouped according to their employment status; c) on the level of commitment of the respondents based on educational attainment of female respondents and employment status of both male and female respondents; and d) on the level of marital satisfaction of the male respondents when they were grouped according to their employment status. Practical implications of the findings were discussed.

Index Terms—Commitment, intimacy, marital satisfaction, passion.

Madonna Nympha S. Carandang was with De La Salle Lipa, Batangas 4217 Philippines (e-mail: mnscarandang16@yahoo.com).
Isabel Vivien P. Guda was with De La Salle Lipa, Batangas 4217 Philippines (e-mail: ivpguda92@yahoo.com).

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Cite: Madonna Nympha S. Carandang and Isabel Vivien P. Guda, "Indicators of Marital Satisfaction of Batangueño Couples: Components of Love and the Other External Factors in Marriage," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 60-67, 2015.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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