The aim of this study is to test the model developed for the mediating role of ego states in the relationship between the self-perception of married individuals and their marital satisfaction. The research is a descriptive research and was designed in the relational survey model, which is one of the quantitative research methods. The study group of the research consists of 541 women and 511 men, a total of 1052 people who have been married for at least one year. Social Comparison Scale, Marriage Life Scale and Ego State Scales were used to collect data. The developed model was checked through the Structural Equation Model. SPSS-25 and Amos-25 programs were used in the analysis of the data. It has been determined that the coefficients of the structural model established regarding the mediating role of ego states in the relationship between self-perception and marital satisfaction are in good agreement and it has been found that ego states have a partial mediating role in the model. In Model 1, the relationship between self-perception and marital satisfaction was examined and the regression coefficient between the two variables was found to be β = .49 and significant. In Model 2, the effect of ego states as a mediator variable was examined, and it was seen that the regression coefficient between self- perception and marital satisfaction was β = 58, and although it was significant, the values of p-value and well-being fit indices decreased compared to Model 1. According to the data obtained, it is seen that the golden child scale, which is one of the ego states sub- dimensions, has a mediating effect between self-perception and marital satisfaction. According to the bootstrap confidence interval data, it can be mentioned that the golden child scale, one of the ego states subscales, has a partial mediation effect between self- perception and marital satisfaction. As a result of the research, it was determined that the golden child scale, which is one of the ego states subscales, has a partial mediator role in the relationship between the self-perceptions of married individuals and their marital satisfaction.
Self Perception, marriage satisfaction, ego states, family counseling.