Associations Between Religiosity and Marital Beliefs among Emerging Adults
This study explored the links between emerging adults’ religiosity and their marital salience, marital timing, and marital readiness. Participants included 434 never-married Turkish emerging adults. Hierarchical multiple linear regression techniques were performed for data analysis. Results indicated that religiosity was a significant predictor of emerging adults’ marital salience, marital timing, and marital readiness. A higher level of religiosity was associated with a greater belief in marital salience and also linked to an earlier expected age of marriage. A higher level of religiosity was also related to more financial readiness, emotional readiness, and interpersonal relationship readiness. Furthermore, it was linked to the feeling of being prepared for family life and a family role, as well as readiness to take on social responsibility.