Social Interest and Contact Disturbances as Predictors of Relationship Satisfaction in Romantic Relationship

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Vural Batık M., Epli H., Balcı Çelik S., Doğru Çabuker N.

Türk Psikolojik Danışma ve Rehberlik Dergisi, vol.10, no.58, pp.381-398, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 58
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: Türk Psikolojik Danışma ve Rehberlik Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.381-398
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to determine the predictive effects of social interest and contact disturbances on relationship satisfaction. Study group consists of 405 university students. Data were collected by the “Premarital Relationship Assessment Scale”, the “Adlerian Social Interest Scale-Romantic Relationship Form”, and the “Gestalt Contact Disturbances Scale”. According to the results of Multiple Regression Analysis, social interest, contact, and full contact predict relationship satisfaction in romantic relationships significantly. “Social interest” predicts relationship satisfaction in the first place, “full contact” predicts in the second place, and “contact” predicts in the third place. These three variables together explain 31% of the relationship satisfaction. According to the results of One-Way MANOVA, social interest, contact disturbances, and relationship satisfaction in romantic relationships differ significantly by gender. While social interest and relationship satisfaction levels of females are significantly higher; contact, full contact, and final contact levels of males are significantly higher.