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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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SCHMIDT, Beatriz; BOLZE, Simone Dill Azeredo; VIEIRA, Mauro Luis  and  CREPALDI, Maria Aparecida. Marital relationship and sociodemographic characteristics of hetero-affective couples. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp. 871-890. ISSN 1808-4281.

The present study aimed to describe the relationship between marital relationship and sociodemographic characteristics in hetero-affective family arrangements. Participated in the survey 208 adults (104 women and 104 men), with average from 30 to 40 years old and 10 years of marital relationship. The instruments used were the Sociodemographic Questionnaire and the Floreal Questionnaire. The survey data were submitted to the Statistical Package for Social Sciences and analyzed descriptively and inferentially. The marital relation of the respondents was characterized, on average, by marital harmony. It was found that the lower the income and the education were, more the spouses reported interactions permeated by negative reciprocity and avoidance. Similarly, the amount of people living in the family home also performed positively related to the emergence of fights, arguments, exchanges of accusations and feelings of inequality between the couple and the female retraction with intent to avoid marital conflicts. Women appeared to be more sensitive to the relationship between marital affairs and socio-demographic variables when compared to men.

Keywords : marital relationships; man-woman relationship; demography.

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