The Relationship of Marital Adjustment and Sexual Satisfaction with Depressive Symptoms in Women

ÇÖMEZ İKİCAN T., COŞANSU G., Erdogan G., KÜÇÜK L., Ozel Bilim I.

SEXUALITY AND DISABILITY, vol.38, no.2, pp.247-260, 2020 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11195-019-09590-7
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Psycinfo, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-260
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The harmony between the spouses is an important factor that may affect all aspects of a relationship. Marriage-related problems are an important stressor to affecting mental health. The aim of this study is to reveal the relationship between marital adjustment and sexuality with depressive symptoms in women. The study was conducted with 160 participants and the data were collected by the Arizona Sexual Experiences Scale, the General Health Questionnaire and the Marital Adjustment Test. Result of this study it was observed that as the general health status of women was disrupted and their depression risk increased, their marital adjustment decreased and they tended to have problems with sexual functions.