Impacts of Unjust Traditional Practices on Unhappy Marriage Life: An Empirical Assessment of the Social Context in the Kurdish Region
Lecturer, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Near East University, 99138, Nicosia, North Cyprus.
Assistant Professor, Lahore Business School, University of Lahore, Pakistan
Shouket Ahmad Tilwani
Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Science and Humanities, Al-Kharj, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Al-Kharj, 11942, Saudi Arabia.
Luma Khaleel Rabeea
Master Student, Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Near East University, 99138, Nicosia, North Cyprus.
The issue of marital dissatisfaction has emerged as a significant concern in light of economic instability and educational deficiencies, necessitating the attention of contemporary scholarly works and policymakers. Therefore, the current study aims to examine the effects of dowry-related pressures, male ego, and gender discrimination on the overall satisfaction levels in marital relationships among Kurdish individuals. This study also examines the moderating influence of educational attainment on the relationship between pressure to provide dowry, male ego, gender discrimination, and marital dissatisfaction among Kurdish individuals. The primary data for this study was collected from a specific group of individuals through the use of survey questionnaires. The study additionally utilised the SPSS-AMOS software to assess the validity of the data and examine the relationships between the variables under investigation. The results of the study revealed that there is a significant correlation between the practice of dowry, male ego, and gender discrimination and the level of marital dissatisfaction experienced by Kurdish individuals. The findings also revealed that the level of education plays a significant moderating role in the relationship between the pressure to provide dowry, male ego, gender discrimination, and marital dissatisfaction among Kurdish individuals. This article provides guidance to policymakers in formulating policies pertaining to the dissatisfaction experienced within marital relationships, with a focus on addressing issues such as the practice of dowry, male ego, limited access to education, and gender-based discrimination.