The Predictive Role of Big 5 Personality Traits and Psychosocial Health in Marital Readiness.
Marital readiness has been regarded as a significant factor in a person’s decision-making process about marriage. Researchers have analyzed several psychosocial factors that play a role in increasing or decreasing marital readiness. However, the big five personality traits and psychosocial health were not studied earlier in relation to marital readiness. The current study was the first ever that analyzed the predictive role of the five big personality traits and psychosocial health in marital readiness. The study involved 1466 unmarried adult male and female participants. ‘Sukoon Marital Readiness Scale,’ ‘Psychosocial Health Evaluator,’ and Big-Five Inventory were administered along with a demographic sheet. Extraversion, agreeableness, openness, and psychosocial health were revealed as strong predictors of marital readiness. Men had significantly higher levels of marital readiness as compared to women. The current study was regarded as a novel and worthwhile contribution to the fields of personality, mental health, and marital readiness.
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