The effect of religiousness on marital satisfaction: Testing the mediator role of marital problem solving between religiousness and marital satisfaction relationship


Hunler O., Gencoz T.

CONTEMPORARY FAMILY THERAPY, vol.27, no.1, pp.123-136, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10591-004-1974-1
  • Journal Name: CONTEMPORARY FAMILY THERAPY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.123-136
  • Keywords: marital satisfaction, religiousness, problem solving, Turkish marital couples, DYADIC ADJUSTMENT, FAMILY-THERAPY, MENTAL-HEALTH, RELIGIOSITY, PERSONALITY, CONFLICT, COMMUNICATION, SPIRITUALITY, HOPELESSNESS, MARRIAGE

Abstract

This study was focused on revealing the effects of religiousness on marital satisfaction, and also to test the mediator role of perceived marital problem solving between religiousness and marital satisfaction relationship in a Turkish sample. Subjects were 92 married couples, or a total of 184 participants. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that after controlling for the variance accounted for by the control variables, namely duration of marriage, marital style, educational level, hopelessness, and submissive acts; religiousness had a major effect on marital satisfaction, but a mediator role of problem solving was not observed.