In Maintaining a Marriage, Examination of the Relationship Between Mutual Happiness Levels, and Adult Attachment Styles and Psychological Resilience Levels




Marriage, Divorce, Mutual Happiness, Adult Attachment Styles, Psychological Resilience


In this study, it was aimed to determine whether the relationship between mutual happiness levels and adult attachment styles and psychological resilience levels in maintaining a marriage differed significantly at the p<.05 level by examining in terms of gender and marital status. Based on the relational survey model, the sample of the study conducted in December 2020 consists of 405 people, 51 of whom are divorced, who participated in the Google Form Research Questionnaire invitation, which was published in order to reach the married and divorced adults in the researcher's communication pool. The data of the inventories filled in the Google form were transferred to the SPSS 26.0 program to be used in the process of finding answers to the problems of the study via Excel database. As a result of the study, fallowing findings were reached. Mutual Happiness Levels of married and divorced adults did not differ significantly by gender. Mutual Happiness Levels of women and men did not differ significantly according to marital status. The sub-dimensions of Adult Attachment Style, Avoidant Attachment and Anxious/Ambivalent Attachment, of married and divorced adults did not differ significantly by gender, while Secure Attachment differed significantly. It was seen that the sub-dimensions of Adult Attachment Style of women and men, Avoidant Attachment, Anxious/Ambivalent Attachment and Secure Attachment, differed significantly according to marital status. Married and divorced adults did not differ significantly by gender in the Self-Perception, Structured Style, Social Competence and Social Resources sub-dimensions of Psychological Resilience for Adults, but significantly differed in the Planned Future and Family Cohesion sub-dimensions. Women and men did not differ significantly according to marital status in the Self-Perception, Planned Future, Structured Style and Social Resources sub-dimensions of Psychological Resilience for Adults, but significantly differed in the Social Competence and Family Cohesion sub-dimensions. The findings were discussed in the light of the literature and interpreted.


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Dinç, G., & İlgar, M. Z. (2022). In Maintaining a Marriage, Examination of the Relationship Between Mutual Happiness Levels, and Adult Attachment Styles and Psychological Resilience Levels. Psycho-Educational Research Reviews, 11(2), 1–22.