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PSYCHOLOGIE PRO PRAXI, Vol 55 No 1 (2020), 27–35

Spokojenost v dlouhodobých partnerských vztazích: kvalitativní studie českých heterosexuálních párů

[The Satisfaction in Longterm Romantic Relationships: A Qualitative Study of Heterosexual Czech Couples]

Zuzana Kalousová, Iva Štětovská

announced: 28. 06. 2021


This article presents the results of the qualitative research, which pursued the topic of satisfaction in relationships in Czech couples. The results are compared with the outcomes of several studies from abroad. The first part of the paper consists of a brief introduction to the topic and present the results of studies with a similar design. The second part describes the research, which was part of Zuzana Kalousovaʼs thesis in 2017. It is a qualitative research conducted via half-structured interviews with 22 respondents who have been in a satisfactory relationship for over ten years. To analyze the data, we used grounded theory. The results were ten categories that contributed to satisfaction in relationships: overcoming of differences and obstacles, doing things together, communication, endurance, not trying to solve everything, harmony, safety, good choice of spouse, stable financial situation, family.

keywords: satisfaction in romantic relationship; marital adjustment; qualitative research; Czech couples

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