Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
The association between perceived health problems and subjective well-being among dual-earner couples
Author(s): Sameshta, Sunita Agarwal
Abstract: An increasing number of women in labour market, both men and women, are simultaneously managing work and family responsibilities. These multiple responsibilities increase role strain among dual-earner couples. Due to high role strain, dual-earner couples perceived high health problems and low subjective well-being. Subjective well-being and perceived health problems also mutually influenced each other. Thus keeping the above facts in mind the present study was conducted on dual-earner couples of Jaipur city to find out the relationship between subjective well-being and perceived health problems among dual earner couples. Total 200 couples (200 wives and 200 husbands) were selected for the study. Data were analyzed using SPSS 16.0 statistical tools. Bivariate analysis and Pearson correlation result shows that Respondents’ perceived health problems are negatively correlated with positive dimensions of subjective well-being and positively correlated with negative dimensions of subjective well-being. As perceived health problems increase, the subjective well-being decreases among dual-earner couples. The results clarifies that those respondents who perceived lesser health problems, they experienced good subjective well-being and those respondents who perceived high health problems, they experienced poor subjective well-being.