DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
BARAKATULLAH UNIVERSITY, BHOPAL
The present paper examines the role of emotional intelligence in determining marital adjustment. In Indian context marriage provides an opportunity to men and women to come closer develop emotional relationship and fulfil their personal and social responsibilities. Due to change in social life, stability in marriage life is becoming big challenge. Different types of pressures, stemming from society are leading to marital disruption, emotional and psychological disturbance, and separation. Now a days it has become a common feature in the society. If it exists for longer duration, it may produce negative psychological and emotional effect on the couple. It has been observed that variety of factors is responsible in maintaining good marital adjustment. Researchers evidenced that structure of family, change in perception by couples, role, responsibilities and expectations play an important role in determining the marital adjustment. Thus, in this paper the efforts were made to explain and examine the progress in terms of individual research that highlighted the broader notion that completely portrayed the variability in marital adjustment and the interplay between internal and external intelligence. It has been evidenced through researches that besides variety of factors, emotional intelligence is also of the key factor that has great impact on marital adjustment.
Keywords: Emotional intelligence and marital adjustment.