This paper reviews the knowledge contributions of previous studies in the area of marriages and family life. The endeavor was to examine the extent of the knowledge contributions on this study area and to highlight possible research direction in line with the marriage and family life satisfaction. The review was done chronologically based on empirical and critical reviews of marriage patterns and family life. The review of empirical studies of marriage patterns and family life studies was done in two aspects: studies in Sri Lankan context and foreign context. According to the review it seemed that there is a research gap in the area of studying marriage patterns and their effects on family life satisfaction. In Sri Lankan context no any study could be found, on marriage and its effects on family life satisfaction. Because of this rationale, the review considered marriage as a major study phenomenon, which has a significant influence on the family life satisfaction and endeavored to provide a base for an empirical study on marriage and family life satisfaction in Sri Lankan context.
Keywords: Marriage patterns; Family life satisfaction; Marital Quality; Cohabitation
Sabaramuwa University Journal Vol. 8(1); December 2008, pp 1-17
How to Cite:
Ubesekera, D. & Jiaojiang, L., (2010). Marriage and Family Life Satisfaction: A Literature Review. Sabaragamuwa University Journal. 8(1), pp.1–17. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/suslj.v8i1.1847