MATE SELECTION, SPOUSAL SUPPORT, AND MARITAL SATISFACTION IN WOMEN OF TURKISH ORIGIN LIVING IN BELGIUM

MARITAL SATISFACTION IN TURKISH WOMEN LIVING IN BELGIUM

  • ERTUĞRUL TAŞ NUH NACI YAZGAN UNIVERSITY
  • MERYEM VURAL BATIK ONDOKUZ MAYIS UNIVERSITY
Keywords: Belgium, married woman, marital satisfaction, spousal support

Abstract

This research was carried out to investigate the marital satisfaction and perceived spousal support in married women of Turkish origin living in Belgium. The study was carried out with a sample of 406 married women of Turkish origin and The Marital Life Scale and The Spouse Support Scale were used in the study.  Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) was conducted to determine whether or not marital satisfaction and perceived spousal support mean scores of participants differ according to the mate selection, education level, perceived income level and working status. Results indicated that women of Turkish origin living in Belgium have reported a medium level of marital satisfaction and perceived spousal support and no significant difference was found between mean marital satisfaction and perceived spousal support in women married with a spouse from Turkey and women married a spouse from the Turkish community in Belgium. In addition, it was determined that women with higher education and women with higher income level and women who are working have tended to have higher marital satisfaction and perceived spousal support.

Author Biographies

ERTUĞRUL TAŞ, NUH NACI YAZGAN UNIVERSITY

NUH NACI YAZGAN UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

KAYSERI- TURKEY

MERYEM VURAL BATIK, ONDOKUZ MAYIS UNIVERSITY

ONDOKUZ MAYIS UNIVERSITY

FACULTY OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

SAMSUN-TURKEY

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Published
2019-01-30
How to Cite
TAŞ, E., & VURAL BATIK, M. (2019, January 30). MATE SELECTION, SPOUSAL SUPPORT, AND MARITAL SATISFACTION IN WOMEN OF TURKISH ORIGIN LIVING IN BELGIUM. EPH - International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (ISSN: 2208-2174), 4(1), 01-15. Retrieved from https://ephjournal.com/index.php/hss/article/view/1119

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