Enhancing Well-being of the Married: Investigating Marital Satisfaction, Self-Compassion and Happiness Increasing Strategies

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Bırni G., Eryılmaz A.

Türk Psikolojik Danışma ve Rehberlik Dergisi, vol.12, no.67, pp.650-668, 2022 (Scopus) identifier identifier


In this research, married individuals’ well-being was investigated in regard to marital satisfaction, self-compassion, happiness increasing strategies. The study group consists of 330 married individuals (213 females and 117 males). Personal Information Form, Flourishing Scale, Satisfaction with Married Life Scale, Self-Compassion Scale, and Happiness Increasing Strategies Scale were used. We conducted Independent T test and linear multiple regression analysis. Results show that there are significant correlations between married individuals’ psychological well-being, marital satisfaction, self-compassion, and happiness increasing strategies. By covering 34% of the total variance; marital satisfaction and self-compassion are significant predictors of married individuals’ psychological well-being. Likewise, by covering 12% of the total variance; happiness increasing strategies (dimensions of desire satisfaction, mental control, and participation in religious activity) are significant predictors of married individuals’ psychological well-being. We elaborated on results based on literature and provided some suggestions for mental health professionals and researchers, also for married individuals.