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Vagapova A. R., Perova S. A. Identity and Satisfaction with Marriage in Married Families. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2015, vol. , iss. 1, pp. 72-76. DOI:


Identity and Satisfaction with Marriage in Married Families


The article analyzes the theoretical approaches to understanding problems of family identity. The author discovered the dependence of well-being in the marriage from which the identity (personal or family) exists in humans. The sample consisted of 40 respondents (20 childless families with experience of 1 month - 3 years and 20 families with children with experience of 18-23 years). The use of complex techniques - «test questionnaire satisfaction with marriage»
(Stolin) and «Who am I?» (M. Kuhn, T. Mcpartland) - revealed that young families are more dissatisfied with the marriage, they have not yet formed role of the structure of the family, the system of family values. The authors concluded that the couple with experience 18-23 year dominated by family identity, and, as a result, there is a high level of satisfaction with the marriage. Aspect of the research problem can be implemented in the advisory practice of psychological services.


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