Job Satisfaction, Job Performance and Marital Satisfaction among Dual-worker Malay Couples

By Rohany Nasir and Sakdiah Md.Amin.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This study aimed to ascertain the relationships between job satisfaction, job performance and marital satisfaction. Subjects for this study were 120 married dual-worker Malay couples between 26 to 58 years old living and working in Selangor, Malaysia. The instruments used were: The Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaires (MSQ) to measure job satisfaction, ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale to measure marital satisfaction and Work Performance Assessment Scale for job performance. The data was analyzed by descriptive statistics and Pearson Correlation. Results indicated positive significant relationships between job satisfaction and job performance, job satisfaction and marital satisfaction and job performance and marital satisfaction. Implications for career counseling and marriage counseling were discussed.

Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Job Performance, Marital Satisfaction, Dual-worker Couples, Counseling

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.299-306. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 629.826KB).

Prof. Rohany Nasir

Lecturer, School of Psychology and Human Development, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

I am a professor in counseling psychology. Being in a research university, I am very much involved in research, teaching, writing and practice of counseling. My interest is in career counseling, family counseling, gender issues and group interventions/work.

Sakdiah Md.Amin

Lecturer, Department of Commerce, Politeknik Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

I hold a Bachelor degree in Economics and a Masters in Counseling Psychology. I am currently a lecturer in a Polytechnic in Malaysia. My research interest is in entrepreneurial studies and career development.

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