The Effects of Parental Arrangement Marriage and Consanguineous Marriage on Marital Satisfaction


  • Rutja Phuphaibul
  • Jariya Wittayasooporn
  • Chanpen Chorapawon


Parental arrangement, Marital satisfaction, consanguineous marriage


The purposes of the study were to examine the effects of parental arrangement marriage and consanguineous marriage among Thai families. The subjects were purposive sampling consisted of 3,994 pregnant women in Prospective Cohort Study of Thai Children (PCTC) project. The Data were collected by interviewing using questionnaires. The findings revealed that 14.7% of the couples had parent arrangement marriage, and 8.7% reported consanguíneous marriage. From binary logistic regression analysis, parental arrangement marriage increased the risk for unsatisfied marital relationship (OR=2.67). However, consanguineous marriage did not show the same effect. Further research within the PCTC cohort and the study on Thai families  adaptation process and childrearing outcomes were recommended


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