ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale: Factor Structure and Reliability Study in rural population of Uttar Pradesh, India

Shekhar Chauhan, Florida State University

The purpose of this study is to examine the reliability of the ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale among married men in Lalitpur and Shrawasti in Uttar Pradesh, India. Data were collected from Lalitpur and Shrawsti district of Uttar Pradesh. The correlation matrices were constructed to understand the correlation between items of the ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale. Furthermore, to examine the reliability of the scale, the study utilized confirmatory factor analysis. This study attempted to estimate factor loadings for three different models (Model I, Model II, and Model III) by utilizing the maximum likelihood method. The result found an overall alpha value of 0.936 for the male married below 21 years of age in Lalitpur and Shrawasti districts. The Idealistic Distortion items had a higher correlation that ranged from 0.70 to 0.95. The correlation between Martial Satisfaction items ranged from -0.81 to 0.88. The result concluded that model III was the best-fitted model in this study. Factor structure shows that model III with three factors, namely Idealistic Distortion, Happiness, and Dissatisfaction was the best fit model in measuring marital satisfaction among the study population. Therefore, this scale could be useful in research settings in measuring marital satisfaction among men in rural India.

Keywords: Methodology, Children and youth, Demographic and social surveys

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