Evlilik Doyumu: Bir Model Testi
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In the current study, relationships among the variables of marital satisfaction, partner support, self-disclosure to partner, life satisfaction and optimism were tested by using Structural Equation Modeling. Additionally, in this study, Self Disclosure to Partner Scale was developed and marital satisfaction was examined in terms of marital length, the ratio of contribution to family income, number of children, satisfaction with health and sexual life and division of household labor. The sample of the study was composed of 549 married individuals who volunteered to participate in the study in 2015, participants were graduated at least from high-school, and worked in an income-generating job. Marital Life Scale, Partner Support Scale, Self Disclosure to Partner Scale, Life Satisfaction Scale, Life Orientation Test, and Demographic Information Form were used as data collection instruments. Data analyses were conducted via SPSS 22.0., LISREL 8.8. and AMOS 20. According to results of the study, Self-Disclosure to Partner Scale which was developed with married individuals in socio-cultural structure of Turkey was found to be a valid and reliable measure. Additionally, according to Marital Satisfaction Model Test; partner support was directly and significantly; self-disclosure to partner directly and significantly predicted marital satisfaction. Furthermore, the relationship between partner support and marital satisfaction was significantly and fully mediated by self-disclosure to partner. Results of the current study showed an acceptable fit of the model to the data. Individuals who were married less than a year, contributed to family income equally, did not have a child, and satisfied with their health and sexual life reported significantly higher marital satisfaction compared to other married individuals. With reference to the study results, recommendations were presented to the researchers, psychological counselors, policy makers, and married individuals.