Predicting Marital Satisfaction through Self-Esteem and Sexual Satisfaction in a Ghanaian Orthodox Church

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJNR.2015.08.01.Art001

Authors : Peter Worlanyo Abomah


The study aimed at predicting marital satisfaction through self-esteem and Sexual satisfaction in a Ghanaian orthodox church. The objectives were to determine the correlation between sexual satisfaction and marital satisfaction, to ascertain the correlation between self-esteem and marital satisfaction, and to ascertain the gender difference in marital satisfaction. The descriptive survey research design was adopted. The target group was married couples. Simple random sampling was used to select one hundred and sixty married persons with tenure of marriage between two years and fifty years. Questionnaires on Larson’s sexual satisfaction and Rosenberg’s self-esteem was used for data collection. The cronbach reliability coefficient for the instrument was 0.68 and 0.72, respectively. Results indicate that there was a negative correlation between sexual satisfaction and marital satisfaction. There was a positive correlation between self-esteem and marital satisfaction. There was no statistically significant difference in gender and marital satisfaction. Based on the discussion of literature review, recommendations were made.

Keywords: Marital satisfaction, Marriage, Relationship satisfaction, Self-esteem, Sexual satisfaction.


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