The Effect of Marital Satisfaction on Life Satisfaction in Young Adult Cancer Patients


  • Shelly Chantika Universitas Pelita Harapan
  • Sandra Handayani Sutanto Fakultas Psikologi, Universitas Pelita Harapan


life satisfatction, marital satisfaction, cancer patients, young adulthood


Cancer diagnoses are affecting physical health as well as someone’s mental health, especially in young-adult patients who’s on a phase to build their career and family. The purpose of this study is to understand the influence of marital satisfaction on life satisfaction among cancer patients in young adulthood (20-40 years old) in Jakarta. This research is quantitative research with correlational study design with linear regression analysis. A total of 31 participants took part in this study and were collected through convenience sampling. This study uses self report questionnaire with Relationship Assesment Scale (α = 0.84) and Satisfaction with Life Scale (α = 0.88). This study states that there is a significant influence of marital satisfaction through deep love and more support from partners to their life satisfaction among young adult cancer patients (R2= 0,499, F (1,29) = 28,930, p<0,01).


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How to Cite

Chantika, S., & Sutanto, S. H. (2024). The Effect of Marital Satisfaction on Life Satisfaction in Young Adult Cancer Patients. Jurnal Psikogenesis, 11(2), 169–181.