Turkish Attributions to Marriage: the Role of Family of Origin Functioning and Perceived Parenting
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CitationSerdar Körük, Ali Ammar Kurt & Alper Karababa (2022): Turkish Attributions to Marriage: the Role of Family of Origin Functioning and Perceived Parenting, International Journal of Systemic Therapy, DOI: 10.1080/2692398X.2022.2121588
Aim: The aim of this study is to determine the role of family of origin functioning and perceived parenting styles in explaining the meanings that individuals attribute to the concept of heterosexual marriage in a Turkish sample. Method: One hundred seventy-five Turkish individuals reached by online-sampling were included in the study. In the data analysis, multiple linear regression analysis was conducted.Findings: Analysis results showed that while the predictivity of affective responsiveness, communication, behavioral control, and roles dimensions of the family of origin functioning were found significant, it was seen that emotionally depriving mother/father, normative mother/father, exploitative/abusive father, belittling/criticizing father, and conditional/achievement father perceptions shape the concept of marriage. Conclusion: This study showed that the elements related to the family of origin system and perceived parenting styles play a role in the formation of meanings that individuals attribute to heterosexual marriage.