This study was conducted to understand the relation between Southeastern Anatolian women's gender norms, motivations and their life satisfaction. The problem of the research is to determine the importance of gender norms and the kinds of motivations (intrinsic/extrinsic) in life satisfaction of women. In the study, the life satisfaction of women was assessed by their gender norm perception. The sample of the research consists of 153 women who live in Sırnak and represent different socio-demographic segments. Data obtained through the Gender Motivation Scale and The Satisfaction with Life Scale was evaluated by SPSS statistical program. According to the results; As the adaptation of women to masculine gender norms either with internal motivations or with external motivations increase, their life satisfactions also increase. Also, as education levels of women increase, their life satisfactions also increase. As the women get older, their conformity to feminine norms with internal motivations decrease. Also, as education levels of women increase, their life satisfactions also increase. Finally, the life satisfaction of single women is higher than married women.
Gender, Life Satisfaction, Gender Norms.