Imelda Ika Dian Oriza, Hasna Nadira, Mutia Ardi, Nadira Khairunnisa

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Marriage satisfaction is an important factor that is not only related to relationship in marriage, but also to individual well-being. In the realm of positive psychology, positive activity is an activity that is known to have a positive impact on improving the quality of individual relationships. Through this study, researchers aim to test the effectiveness of the activity of counting blessings on marital satisfaction. The study was conducted using experimental method involving 58 participants randomly divided into two groups, namely the group that performs the counting blessings activity (n = 21) and the group that does not perform counting blessings activity (n = 37). The participants of the experimental group were asked to record the things they were grateful for about their spouses for 14 consecutive days. While the control group was only asked to fill out marriage satisfaction questionnaire before and after the test. The level of marital satisfaction was measured using the measurement of the Enrich Marital Satisfaction Scale (EMS). The selection of participants by convenience sampling technique was carried out to acquire married participants with the marriage age range of 1 to 13 years, living together with their respective spouse, and having completed at least diploma education. The result of this study shows that there is no significant difference in the level of marital satisfaction of participants before and after performing the counting blessings activity with (20) = -0.39, p> 0.05. In addition, the result of this study also sees that there is no significant difference between the group that performs the counting blessings activity and the group that does not perform the activity on marital satisfaction level U = 34.10, z = -0.77, ns (p> 0.05 )
Original languageIndonesian
Pages (from-to)650-659
JournalJurnal Muara Ilmu Sosial, Humaniora, dan Seni
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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