Marital Satisfaction: A Psychological and Pedagogical Analysis of the Social Competence of Spouses

Lidia Dakowicz, Andrzej Dakowicz
2017 Rocznik Teologii Katolickiej  
The aim of the study is to determine whether a spouse's social competence affects the level of his or her marital satisfaction. Using M. M. Braun-Gałkowska's Scale of Marital Success as well as A. Matczak's Social Competence Questionnaire, this study examined 75 marriages, from which 30 couples with higher and lower level of relationship satisfaction were identified. Spouses with a higher level of satisfaction with their relationship are characterized by greater competence in terms of the
more » ... terms of the effectiveness of intimate behaviors than those with a lower level of satisfaction. In addition, husbands who were more competent in situations that required assertiveness were more satisfied in their marital relationship. Spouses with greater social skills are able to build a closer marital relationship that positively affects the atmosphere of family life.
doi:10.15290/rtk.2017.16.2.06 fatcat:ysg3bemmhrfe5ap4otnupugici