The Relationship of Marital Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction with Spiritual Orientation: The Mediating Role of Sacrifice and Sensitivity

Author/s: Mine SAYIN, İbrahim Halil DEMİR, Füsun Ekşi

DOI: 10.12738/spc.2019.4.3.083 

Year: 2019 Vol: 4 Number: 3

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to test the proposed structural model related to the mediating role of sensitivity and sacrifice on the relationship of marital satisfaction and life satisfaction with married individuals’ spiritual orientations. The research has been performed with a total of 454 married individuals living in Turkey, of which 280 (61.7%) are females and 174 (38.3%) are males. The Relationship Happiness Questionnaire, Satisfaction with Life Scale, Spiritual Orientation Scale, Sensitivity Scale, and Satisfaction with Sacrifice Scale have been used as the data collection tools. The programs SPSS 21.0 and AMOS 20.0 have been used in the data analyses. The structural model proposed in the research has been tested using the structural equation model. The fit-index values from the tested model have been determined to show good fit and the values to be statistically significant. As a result, the structural model established for testing the mediating roles of sensitivity and sacrifice on the relationship of marital satisfaction and life satisfaction with spiritual orientation has been verified; and sacrifice and sensitivity are seen to have a partial mediating role in the model.

Keywords
Marital satisfaction, life satisfaction, spiritual orientation, sacrifice, sensitivity

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