Psychological Needs Satisfaction And Marital Satisfaction

Frans Sanger


This study investigated whether there is a relationship between teachers’ psychological needs satisfaction and marital satisfaction. A descriptive correlational method of research design was used in this study. The population in this study was comprised of the 220 seventh-day advevtist teachers at East Indonesia Union Conference (EIUC) who were actively part of the organization in the year of 2012-2013. Convenience r sampling method was used togather the data. A three-part questionnaire was used togather the data and described as follows: (a) Demographic profile (b) Psychological needs satisfaction, a self-constructed instrument based on Dr. Glasser’s theory with reability coefficients Alpha= .827, and (c) Marital satisfaction, a self-constructed instrument based on Harley’s theory with reliability coefficients Alpha = .900. The result showed that the respondents perceived that their marital needs: family commitment, domestic support recreational companionship, honesty and openness, sexual fulfillment, financial support, communication, attractive spouse, admiration were in good and satisfying level. The respondents responsed “agree” to the nine components of marital needs and they were interpreted as satisfying level of marriage. There were significant correlation between psychological needs satisfaction and marital satisfaction (Rc = .815, P = 0.00). The result indicated that psychological needs satisfaction has a positive relationsip with marital satisfaction.
Keywords: psychological needs satisfaction, marital satisfaction

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