• Hajnalka GyÅ‘rfy Transilvania University of BraÈ™ov
  • Mariela Pavalache-Ilie Transilvania University of BraÈ™ov


marital stress, couple satisfaction, married couples,


This paper aims to investigate the relation between the marital stress and the
couple satisfaction in a relatively isolated Romanian area, both from a geographic
and cultural point of view, as well as the differences regarding the participant’s
gender and the length of marriage. We found that couple satisfaction is negatively
associated with couple stress. There are no differences in couple satisfaction as far
as the marriage length is concerned. Although there is not statistically difference
between women and men as far as couple satisfaction is concerned, in the same
couple we found a statistically significant difference between the husband and the
wife which seems to be less satisfied. It would be interesting to conduct a parallel
research which should involve as many couples as possible, who live in an urban
area which is more connected to the existence of the 21st century in order to
highlight the common and distinctive elements.


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