Examining Marital Satisfaction in terms of Interpersonal Mindfulness in Marriage and Perceived Problem Solving Skills
Examining Marital Satisfaction in terms of Interpersonal Mindfulness in Marriage and Perceived Problem Solving Skills

Author : Mehmet Engin Deniz - Seher Merve Erus - Dilay Batum
Number of pages : 69-83

Summary

The study aims to determine whether or not interpersonal mindfulness in marriage and perceived problem solving skills predict marital satisfaction. The participants consist of married individuals who live in Istanbul, Turkey, are graduates of at least secondary school and have been married for at least one year. A total of 302 married individuals, 174 (%57.6) females and 128 (%42.4) males, participated in the study. “Personal Information Form”, “Marital Life Scale”, “Mindfulness in Marriage Scale” and "Marital Problem Solving Scale” were used as data collection tools. Data were analyzed by multiple regression analysis. As a result of multiple regression analysis, it was found that interpersonal mindfulness and perceived problem solving skills in marriage predicted marital satisfaction (R=0.771; R2=0.594; F=205.373; p<.001). Interpersonal mindfulness and perceived problem solving skills in marriage explained %59 of total marital satisfaction variance. According to the standardized regression coefficient (β), the relative order of importance of independent variables on marital satisfaction is as follows: perceived problem solving skill (.44) and interpersonal mindfulness in marriage (.41). Both independent variables can be said to have similar levels of effect on marital satisfaction. As a result of this research, it was found that interpersonal mindfulness and perceived problem solving skills in marriage significantly predicted marital satisfaction.

Keywords

Marital Satisfaction, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Mindfulness in Marriage, Problem Solving Skills

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