Utku Beyazit, Gönül Taşçioğlu, Fatma Gül Cirhinlioğlu


Individuals’ perceptions of parental roles is a significant aspect of their parenting and one's appraisal of parental roles might be related to their global appraisal of marriage. Therefore in this study, it was aimed to examine the relationship between self perception of parental role and marital attitude. The participants of the study are comprised of 220 females and males. In order to gather socio-demographic information, the parents were administered an “Individual Information Form”. In order to assess participants’ self-perception of parental roles Self-Perception of Parental Role Scale, and in order to assess marital attitudes of the participants Marital Attitude Scale (MAS), were administered. As a result, it was found that there are significantly positive correlations (p<0.05) between the scores of the competence and role balance subdimensions of SPPR and the scores of MAS, whereas there are no significant correlations (p>0.05) between the scores of the role satisfaction and investment subdimensions of SPPR and the scores of MAS. The findings are discussed in terms of the relevant literature.


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