FACTORS AFFECTING THE OCCURRENCE OF MARITAL SATISFACTION AMONG NEWLY MARRIED COUPLES: A GROUNDED THEORY
Objective: This research was conducted to clarify the factors influencing the occurrence of marital satisfaction among newly married couples. Method: The present research method is qualitative and grounded theory. For this purpose, through a purposeful sampling method, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 28 newly married couples who live in Tehran and Karaj. Data analysis started using Strauss and Corbin's (1998) microanalysis method for grounded theory and findings were obtained through three coding steps, open, Axial, and selectively analyzed. Findings: Findings showed that two main categories in the participants' description of marital satisfaction were "sexual satisfaction" and "emotional satisfaction". In addition, marital satisfaction was associated with various strategies used to achieve satisfaction. The reasons related to marital satisfaction in newly married couples were summarized in five categories: "personality characteristics", "similarities and differences of couples", "family atmosphere", "environmental and demographic factors" and finally "preservation of privacy". Conclusion: In this study, marital satisfaction in the population of newly married couples was investigated in more depth, the results of which showed the significant impact of this structure on the married life of people and emphasized the importance of educational measures in the management of this structure.
Marital, Satisfaction, Marital Satisfaction, Newly Married Couples, Grounded Theory.