This study was carried out to underscore the impact of coping mechanisms on the marital quality of dual career couples in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan. Coping mechanism was selected as independent variable and marital quality was selected as dependent variable of our study. Further, coping mechanism was explored through three constituent variables including problem-based coping, emotion-based coping and negotiation-based coping while the constituent variables of marital quality were marital satisfaction, communication, togetherness and marital disagreement. Data was collected through three-point Liker type scale from 388 purposively selected respondents in the six selected universities and three hospitals in Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The collected data was analyzed through means and standard deviation to ascertain the level and degree of marital quality and the adopted coping mechanisms of dual career couples. Regression and correlational analysis were conducted to explore relationships between the selected variables. It was found that problem focused, emotion focused, and negotiation-based coping were positively and significantly related with marital satisfaction, marital communication and marital togetherness while negatively related with marital disagreement. It was concluded from this study that quality problem solving skills, positive emotional responses, and friendly communication enhances marital satisfaction, marital interaction and overall marital quality of dual career couples in Pakistan.
Khalil ur Rahman. (2019) Assessing the Impact of Coping Mechanisms on Marital Quality in Dual Career Couples: An Empirical Study in Peshawar, Pakistan, The Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Volume-27, Issue-1.