The Relationship between Social and Cultural Capital and Marital Happiness of Student Couples

Document Type : Original Article


faculty member, IRPHE


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between couples' social and cultural capital with marital happiness. This applied research conducted survey approach, and quantitative research method was used. The statistical population included married students at Public Universities in Tehran, which 384 students was selected for the study. A questionnaire was applied for collecting data from the sample. After confirming the reliability (according to views of some professors in the field) and validity of questionnaire (Cronbach's alpha more than .7) and information gathering, data was analyzed by SPSS software. The findings showed that marital happiness of students was in a satisfied level. Also, students' levels of social and cultural capital were more than the middle spectrum. There were positive and significant correlations between social and cultural capital with the marital happiness of couples, which means that with the increase of students' level of the mentioned capitals, students' marital happiness increase. Finally, according to the standardized regression coefficients, acceptance of differences and tangible capital had the most effects on marital happiness. Based on the findings of the study and with emphasizing the importance of social and cultural capital, suggestions drawn to improve the mentioned capitals.




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  • Receive Date: 19 April 2022
  • Revise Date: 24 July 2022
  • Accept Date: 24 July 2022
  • First Publish Date: 30 July 2022