Written Paper

Sociological study of marriage patterns and adjustment in a selected community in Faisalabad city (Pakistan)  [2007]

Masood, S. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Rural Sociology) Batool, Z. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Rural Sociology) Abbasi, S.S. (University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (Pakistan). Dept. of Rural Sociology)

استعراض النص الكامل

Marriage is contract between husband and wife, which is legally, socially and religious recognized. The system of marriage practices prevalent in Pakistan derives its source from ancient cultural explosions. Although Pakistan is primarily Islamic State, it has a continuous contact with other cultures also, and accordingly changes are also occurring in Pakistani society. The frequency of divorce, separation, desertions and other such disharmonies in the modem urban family are increasing, which can be attributed to instabilities occurring in the marriage and family institutions of Pakistan. The aim of the study was to see the patterns, functions of marriage and factors affecting the marital adjustment. A sample of 120 respondents was selected through purposive sampling technique and interviewed through a pre-designed questionnaire. The study revealed that 59% of male and 47% female respondents belonged to age group of 30-50 years. About 56% of t he respondents were not consulted before marriage. Similarly majority 87% respondents claimed that education and 66% claimed that income reduce the rate of divorce.