Interparental Conflict and Emerging Adults’ Couple Satisfaction: The Mediating Roles of Romantic Relationship Conflict and Marital Attitudes

  • Ali Serdar Sağkal Dr
  • Yalçın Özdemir Aydın Adnan Menderes University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to elucidate the mediating role of conflict in romantic relationship and general attitudes toward marriage in the link between interparental conflict and emerging adults’ romantic relationship satisfaction. A total of 301 emerging adults (229 women, 76.1%; 72 men, 23.9%) recruited from a large state university located in a western city of Turkey completed a battery of self-reports measuring interparental conflict, conflict in romantic relationship, general attitudes toward marriage, and couple satisfaction. Participants’ ages ranged between 18 and 25 (M = 20.24; SD = 1.55). Research results indicated that conflict in romantic relationship and general attitudes toward marriage fully mediate the relationship between interparental conflict and emerging adult children’s couple satisfaction. In sum, all these findings offer additional evidences regarding the mechanisms by which interparental conflict influences offspring’s couple satisfaction from a sample of non-western culture.

Published
2019-07-31
How to Cite
SAĞKAL, Ali Serdar; ÖZDEMIR, Yalçın. Interparental Conflict and Emerging Adults’ Couple Satisfaction: The Mediating Roles of Romantic Relationship Conflict and Marital Attitudes. Başkent University Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 181-191, july 2019. ISSN 2148-3272. Available at: <http://buje.baskent.edu.tr/index.php/buje/article/view/202>. Date accessed: 22 oct. 2019.
Section
Makaleler / Articles