Marital satisfaction, sex, age, marriage duration, religion, number of children, economic status, education, and collectivistic values: Data from 33 countries

Anna Marta Maria Bertoni, Silvia Donato, Raffaella Iafrate, Piotr Sorokowski, Ashley K. Randall, Agata Groyecka, Tomasz Frackowiak, Katarzyna Cantarero, Peter Hilpert, Khodabakhsh Ahmadi, Ahmad M. Alghraibeh, Richmond Aryeetey, Karim Bettache, Marta Blazejewska, Guy Bodenmann, Tiago S. Bortolini, Carla Bosc, Marina Butovskaya, Felipe N. Castro, Hakan CetinkayaDiana Cunha, Daniel David, Oana A. David, Alejandra C. Domínguez Espinosa, Daria Dronova, Seda Dural, Maryanne Fisher, Aslihan Hamamcioglu Akkaya, Takeshi Hamamura, Karolina Hansen, Wallisen T. Hattori, Ivana Hromatko, Evrim Gulbetekin, Bawo James, Feng Jiang, Charles O. Kimamo, Firat Koç, Anna Krasnodebska, Amos Laar, Fívia A. Lopes, Rocio Martinez, Norbert Mesko, Natalya Molodovskaya, Khadijeh Moradi Qezeli, Zahrasadat Motahari, Jean C. Natividade, Joseph Ntayi, Oluyinka Ojedokun, Mohd S. B. Omar-Fauzee, Ike E. Onyishi, Baris Özener, Anna Paluszak, Alda Portugal, Anu Realo, Ana P. Relvas, Muhammad Rizwan, Agnieszka L. Sabiniewicz, Svjetlana Salkicevic, Ivan Sarmány-Schuller, Eftychia Stamkou, Stanislava Stoyanova, Denisa Šukolová, Nina Sutresna, Meri Tadinac, Andero Teras, Edna L. T. Ponciano, Ritu Tripathi, Nachiketa Tripathi, Mamta Tripathi, Maria E. Yamamoto, Gyesook Yoo, Agnieszka Sorokowska

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Forms of committed relationships, including formal marriage arrangements between men and women, exist in almost every culture (Bell, 1997). Yet, similarly to many other psychological constructs (Henrich et al., 2010), marital satisfaction and its correlates have been investigated almost exclusively in Western countries (e.g., Bradbury et al., 2000). Meanwhile, marital relationships are heavily guided by culturally determined norms, customs, and expectations (for review see Berscheid, 1995; Fiske et al., 1998). While we acknowledge the differences existing both between- and within-cultures, we measured marital satisfaction and several factors that might potentially correlate with it based on self-report data from individuals across 33 countries. The purpose of this paper is to introduce the raw data available for anybody interested in further examining any relations between them and other country-level scores obtained elsewhere.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Cross-cultural research
  • Family studies
  • Marital satisfaction
  • Relationships
  • Religion and psychology


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