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Satisfaction with the marriage of spouses in Muslim monogamous and polygamous family relations in Russia


The article presents the results of the analysis of the marriage satisfaction level of Muslims in monogamous and polygamous families in Russia. Such studies have not been conducted previously despite the fact that this problem is relevant for the institution of family and marriage as a whole. Muslims make up approximately 15 percent of the population of the Russian Federation, and their well-being in family relations is important both for each individual, and for the community and the state as a whole. The study involved 172 people between the ages 18 to 71 years: 85 men and 87 women. The satisfaction of spouses with marital relations was measured using the Russian-language version of Susan S. Hendrik’s (1988) “7-point Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS)” adapted by Sychev O. A. Data analysis was performed using Microsoft Offi ce and IBM SPSS Statistics. The results obtained allow us to conclude that the level of satisfaction of spouses in monogamous marriages is higher than the level of satisfaction in polygamous marriages, and the level of satisfaction with the marriage of the fi rst wives is lower than the level of satisfaction of the second/third/fourth wives. These results make it possible to develop practical recommendations for improving the practical application of theoretical and empirical research data in counseling, therapeutic, adaptive and preventive work with Muslims who are already married and who intend to enter into it.

About the Author

A. V. Korchagina
Moscow State University of Psychology and Education
Russian Federation

Anastasia V. Korchagina, Master of Psychology, graduate of «Psychology of the East: Ethnicity, Religion, Intercultural Communication» Master Program; member of the International Association of Islamic Psychology (IAIP); member of the International Association of Muslim Psychologists (IAMP). 



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Korchagina A.V. Satisfaction with the marriage of spouses in Muslim monogamous and polygamous family relations in Russia. Minbar. Islamic Studies. 2021;14(3):674-702. (In Russ.)

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