Modeling the Relationship Cognitive Flexibility and Self-Differentiation with Successful Marriage: The Mediating Role of Cognitive Emotion Regulation

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 PhD Student in Counseling, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor of Counseling Department , The faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Alzahra University, Dehe Vanak, Tehran, Iran.

3 The faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Alzahra University, Dehe Vanak, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Aim: This study aimed to model the relationship between Cognitive Flexibility and Self-Differentiation with Successful Marriage by considering the mediating role of cognitive emotion regulation. Methods: This study was a descriptive correlational study of structural equations. The statistical population of the study was married men and women in Tehran. Using the available sampling method, 635 people from the statistical population of the study in the period of summer (1398) to summer (1399) were selected. To collect the data for this study, Hudson Successful Marriage Index Questionnaire(1992), Garnefski, Critch, and Spinhaven Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire(2001), Skowron and Friedlander Self-Differentiation Questionnaire(2003) were used. Results: The results showed that the predictor variables of cognitive flexibility with a correlation coefficient of 0.45 and self-differentiation with a correlation coefficient of 0.26 are related to the criterion of successful marriage at a 99% confidence level (P<0. 01). Cognitive emotion regulation also plays a minor mediating role in the relationship between cognitive flexibility and self-differentiation with a 95% confidence level. Conclusion: Therefore, in premarital counseling and enriching couples' relationships, the role of training cognitive emotion regulation skills as well as cognitive flexibility and self-differentiation is very important and requires more attention from counselors and stakeholders.

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