A Review Study on the Marriage and Relationship Research in Turkey
Sevgi Guney
DOI: 10.4236/psych.2011.25077   PDF    HTML     5,273 Downloads   10,292 Views   Citations


The aim of this study is to examine the studies on marriage and relationship in Turkey.127 studies (82 research studies and 45 scale studies) published and unpublished between 1997-2008 were examined toprovide an overview for professionals about the marriage and relationship research done in Turkey. The studies were reviewed in terms of their general characteristics, conceptual frameworks and methods of investigation. The results were discussed and suggestions were given in terms of future directions.

Share and Cite:

Guney, S. (2011). A Review Study on the Marriage and Relationship Research in Turkey. Psychology, 2, 497-501. doi: 10.4236/psych.2011.25077.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


[1] Brown, C. (2002). The role of attachment in a time-limited marital therapy: Implications for practice and treatment.
[2] Cherlin, A. J. (2003). Marriage, divorce, remarriage. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
[3] ?epni, Z. (2008). Meta analysis. Unpublished seminar notes. Faculty of Educational Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara. Unpublished Dr. Thesis. Melbourne: Australian Catholic University.
[4] Ergene, T. (2003). Effective interventions on test anxiety reduction: A meta-analysis. School PsychologyInternational, 24, 313-328.
[5] doi:10.1177/01430343030243004
[6] Fisilo?lu H., & Demir A. (2000). Applicability of the dyadic adjust-
[7] ment scale of marital quality with Turkish couples. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 16, 214-218.
[8] Fisiloglu, H., Fowers, J. B., & Procacci, E. K. (2008). Positive marital illusions and culture: American and Turkish spouses’ perceptions of their marriages. Journal of social and personal relationships, 25, 267-285.
[9] Güney, S. (2010). Aile ya?am d?ngüsü (Family Life Cycle). In T. Solmu? (Ed.), Romantic ili?kiler, evlilik ve ana baba ?ocuk ili?kileri (romantic relationships, marriage and parent-child communication. An- kara: Nobel.
[10] Güney, S., Macnab, F. A., Say?l, I., Brown, C. et al. (1998). A study on characteristics of people applying each of the organisations in two different countries for psychological assistance. 34th National Psychiatry Congress, Poster Session, 29 October-3 November, ?e?me ?zmir.
[11] Güney, S., Ak?a, F., ?epni, Z., & A??kg?z, S. (2007). Evlilik doyumu ?l?e?i: bir uyarlama ?al??mas? (index of marital satisfaction: An adaptation study). 4th National Family and Mariage Therapies Conference, Bogazici University, Istanbul.
[12] Güney, S. (1999). The two clients suffering from domestic violence at two different culture. 6th European Conference on Traumatic Stress, Poster Presentation, 5-8 June, Istanbul.
[13] Güney, S., Macnab, F. A., Say?l, I., Brown, C., et al. (1997). A cross-cultural study of situational crisis and traumatic life events. Victoria: The Victorian State Newsletter.
[14] Hisli, N. (1988). ?nsan tek ba??na (?eviri: B. H. Raven and J. Z. Rubin, The Person Alone, Social Psychology, 1983). In: N. Bilgin (Ed.), Sosyal psikolojiye giri? (pp. 125-150). ?zmir: Ege üniversitesi Yay?nlar?.
[15] Kagitcibasi, C., & Ataca, B. (2005). Value of children and family chance: A three decade portrait from Turkey. Applied Psychology International Review, 54, 317. doi:10.1111/j.1464-0597.2005.00213.x
[16] Kurter, M. F., Jencius, M., & Duba, J. D. (2004). A Turkish perspective on family therapy: An interview with Hurol Fisiloglu. The Family Journal, 12, 319. doi:10.1177/1066480704264513
[17] Macnab, F. A. (1991). Psychotherapy: New directions for clinical practice. Melbourne: Spectrum Publications.
[18] Macnab, F. A. (1993). Brief psychotherapy: CMT: An integrative approach in clinical practice. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
[19] Macnab, F. A. (2000). Traumas of Life (Volume 1). Melbourne: Spectrum Publications.
[20] Macnab, F. A. (2000). Traumas of Life (Volume 2). Melbourne: Spectrum Publications.
[21] Macnab, F. A. (1999). The doctor’s case book: Discovering wisdom and contentment. Melbourne: Information Australia.
[22] Sahin, N. H., & Sahin, N. (1992). How dysfunctional are the dysfunctional attitudes in another culture? British Journal of Psychology Medical Psychology, 65, 17-26. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8341.1992.tb01680.x
[23] Say?l, I. (1996). Kriz ve krize müdahale (crisis and crisis intervention). Ankara: Ankara University Press.
[24] Whisman, M. A., & Uebelacker, L. A. (2003). Comorbidity of relationship distress and mental and physical health problems. In D. K. Snyder and M. A. Whisman (Eds.), Treating difficult couples: Helping clients with coexisting mental and relationship disorders (pp. 3-26). New York: Guilford Press.

Copyright © 2023 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.