Marital Adjustment and Quality of Life in Couples with and without an Alcoholic Husband (A Comparative Study)

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Abstract

Though there are several studies based on the
alcoholic per se or his spouse, there is hardly any
literature based un dual partner comparison of both
spouses in alcohol complicated and non-alcohol
involved marital relationships particularly in the
Indian context. This study seeks to compare a group
of marital partners having an alcoholic husband
with a reference group of couples without an
alcoholic spouse. Instruments to assess the marital
adjustment and quality of life of both spouses in
the two groups were administered. Data analysis
reveals a highly significant statistical difference
between both the couple groups on the two subject
dimensions studied. The wives of alcoholics scored
the lowest when the four groups of marital partners
were compared. The findings suggest the need for
therapeutic intervention with both spouses in an
alcohol complicated marital relationship to enable
them overcome their marital life deficits and to
enhance their quality of life.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-45
JournalIndian Journal of Psychological Medicine
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Alcoholism
  • Quality of life
  • Marital adjustment
  • Wife of alcoholic

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