Marriage, and Marital Problems and Solutions from the Perspective of Couples in Arranged Marriage (Görücü Usulüyle Evlenen Çiftlere Göre Evlilik, Evlilikte Yaşanan Problemler ve Çözümü)

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Kaya Z., Kocabıyık O. O. , Bacıoğlu S. D.

OPUS Uluslararası Toplum Araştırmaları Dergisi, vol.11, no.42, pp.5187-5207, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 42
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.26466/opus.898866
  • Journal Name: OPUS Uluslararası Toplum Araştırmaları Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.5187-5207


The purpose of this study is to find out the opinions of couples in arranged marriage on marriage, problems

encountered in marriage, and how to resolve problems and conflicts in marriage. In this study, the phenomenological

approach – a qualitative research model – was adopted to define fully meanings attributed to the phenomenon

of marriage by couples in arranged marriage. The study was conducted with a total of twelve participants,

i.e. six couples in arranged marriage reached by six candidates that attended the family counseling certificate

program delivered by a public-funded university in the Eastern Turkey in 2017-2018 academic year. The research

data were records of interviews with couples analyzed through document analysis. Content analysis was

conducted for descriptive analysis of the data. The results suggest that couples’ evaluation of marriage fall under

three major themes. Furthermore, sub-themes were identified under each theme. It was also found out that the

participants’ opinions varied by gender. Considering the medical, psychological and social effects of marriage, it

is of particular importance to conduct multidimensional analyses of marriage for building a healthy society.