The Effect of Social Capital and Husband-wife Interaction on Marital Quality among Families in Early Years and Middle Years Marriage

  • Egretta Melistantri Dewi
  • Herien Puspitawati
  • Diah Krisnatuti
Keywords: family, husband-wife interaction, marital quality, social capital


This study aims to analyze the effect of social capital and husband-wife
interaction on marital quality among families in early years and middle years
marriage. The study was using cross sectional design. The selection of research
sites was purposively chosen in Bogor City. The location of the study was in
Kebon Pedes and Kedung Badak, regions of Tanah Sareal district. Samples of this
study were 120 families in early and middle years of marriage with wives as the
main participants. Data were collected through interview using questionnaire. The
study found that social capital in families with early marriage age in the
intermediate category, and in families with middle years of marriage is in the high
category. Different test results show only in the dimensions of gender partnerships
that families in middle years of marriage were higher than early years families. On
variable of husband-wife interaction, half of the families with early marriage years
were in the intermediate category and more than half of families with middle
years of marriage were in the high category. There wereno significant differences
in all dimensions of husband and wife interaction. In the variable quality of
marriage, half of families with early years marriage were in the intermediate
category, whereas more than half of families with middle years marriage were in
high category. There wereno significant differences in all dimensions of marital


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How to Cite
DewiE. M., PuspitawatiH., & KrisnatutiD. (2019). The Effect of Social Capital and Husband-wife Interaction on Marital Quality among Families in Early Years and Middle Years Marriage. Journal of Family Sciences, 3(1), 30-40.

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