Marital satisfaction and stability are important aspects of family life that shapes peopleâ€™s health and well-being. The objective of this study was to measure the relationship between marital satisfaction and stability among married individuals in Nifas Silk Lafto Sub-City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The target population for this study was all heterosexual married individuals, legally bound by the state of marriage as husband and wife. For this study, a systematic sampling technique along with a simple random sampling technique was employed to select 326 households. Frequency and percentage, means, standard deviation, and Pearson correlation were all used to compute sample statistic. The results showed that marital satisfaction and stability were significantly and positively correlated among married individuals, .68, .001. Femalesâ€™ marital satisfaction and stability were strongly and significantly correlated .74, .001. Marital satisfaction and stability were also strongly and positively associated among males, .59, .001. In conclusion, the findings have significant implications in the enhancement of marital satisfaction and stability of married individuals, prevention of spousesâ€™ conflict and divorce in the study sub-city of Addis Ababa.
Keywords: Marital Satisfaction; Marital Stability; Married Individuals; Pearson correlation