Predictor Relationships between Values Held by Married Individuals, Resilience and Conflict Resolution Styles: A Model Suggestion

Author/s: Fatma Tosun, Bülent Dilmaç

DOI: DOI 10.12738/estp.2015.4.2588 

Year: 2015 Vol: 15 Number: 4

Abstract

The aim of the present research is to reveal the predictor relationships between the values held by married individuals, resilience and conflict resolution styles. The research adopts a relational screening model that is a sub-type of the general screening model. The sample of the research consists of 375 married individuals, of which173 are females and 202 males, selected through random sampling from married individuals between 2013 and 2014. In the research, the Values Scale was used to determine which values were held by married individuals, the Resilience Scale was used to determine individuals’ levels of resilience, and the Scale of Conflict Resolution Styles was used to determine which conflict resolution styles were preferred by married individuals. Data were analyzed by the AMOS 16 Program’s “Structural Equation Model.” The research found that the most important variable affecting resilience are the values held by individuals. This case suggests that the values of married individuals differ according to their resilience levels. According to another finding of the research, the most significant variable affecting conflict resolution styles are the values held by married individuals. As such, conflict resolution styles used by married individuals differ on the basis of values. Furthermore, it was concluded that the second most important variable affecting conflict resolution styles was married individuals’ resilience levels. This suggests that the conflict resolution styles used by the married individuals differ according to their resilience levels.

Keywords
Values, Resiliency, Conflict in the marriage, Conflict resolution styles, Married individuals

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