Investigation of the correlation of romantic relationship satisfaction with personality traits and self esteem in university students


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2018

Thesis Language: Turkish

Student: EMRAH ULUTAŞ

Consultant: FİGEN AKÇA

Abstract:

The main aim of this research is to determine whether there is a meaningful correlation of university students' satisfaction of romantic relationship with personality traits and self-esteem. It is also aimed to investigate the relationship between romantic relationship satisfaction and meeting frequency perception and to determine the romantic relationship satisfaction according to variables such as gender, age, class, romantic relationship duration and most commonly used communication method.470 students who were studying at Uludag University in the academic year of 2016-2017 and who are currently in a romantic relationship attended the research.In this study which is conducted on the basis of the relational screening model "Relationship Satisfaction Scale", "Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory", "Basic Personality Traits Inventory " and "Personal Information Form" prepared by the researcher were used as data collection tools.The data obtained in the study were analyzed by transferring it to the SPSS (version 22.0) program. While analyzes were made in line with the purpose and questions of the research; for unrelated samples T-test, one-way variance analysis (ANOVA), bi-directional chi-squared test, Pearson Moments Multiplication Correlation, Spearman Row Correlation and Multiple Regression Analysis techniques were used. As a result of the research, it was found that there was a significant relationship between romantic relationship satisfaction level and self - esteem and meeting frequency perception, but romantic relationship satisfaction level did not differ according to gender, age, class, romantic relationship duration and most frequently used communication management demographic variables.In the findings; romantic relationship satisfaction and emotional inconsistency were found to be significant in the negative direction, and romantic relationship satisfaction and responsibility, compatibility, and openness in the personality trait were significantly correlated in the positive direction.There was no significant relationship between romantic relationship satisfaction and extroversion and negative valence personality traits.The relationship between age, class, sex, most commonly used communication method, and romantic relationship duration were investigated within the scope of the research. It was observed that only romantic relationship duration was related to age and class variables in the findings obtained.In the research, the contribution of self-esteem and meeting frequency perception to romantic relationship is investigated. As a result of the analysis, it was seen that the perception of meeting frequency and self-esteem explained 10% of the satisfaction of living in romantic relations.