Modeling marital adaptability based on communication patterns and sexual relationship performance mediated by spiritual attitude

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student in General Psychology, Department of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad university, Karaj, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad university, Karaj, Iran

3 Professor, Counseling Department, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Al-Zahra University, Tehran, Iran.



Aim: One of the most important relationships between a man and a woman is marriage, which includes both emotional and legal commitment and is of special importance in the life of every adult. Therefore, the purpose of this research was to model marital adjustment based on communication patterns and marital relationship performance with the mediation of spiritual attitude. Method: The present research was a descriptive-correlation type of structural equation modeling. The statistical population of the research included married people living in Tehran, according to the number of observable changes, 350 samples were available according to Spanir's (1976) marital compatibility questionnaires, spiritual attitude: Shahidi and Farajnia (2013), Christensen and Salavi's communication patterns. (1984) and sexual performance: Farajnia et al. (2013) answered. The research data was also analyzed through SPSS and AMOS software. Results: The findings showed that the constructive communication pattern directly explains β = 0.334 of the variance of marital adjustment, and the withdrawal communication pattern directly explains β = 0.159 of the variance of marital adjustment. Also, the constructive communication pattern directly explains β=0.21 of the variance of spiritual attitude and the spiritual attitude directly explains β=0.147 of the variance of marital adjustment. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the modeling of marital compatibility based on communication patterns and marital relationship performance with the mediation of spiritual attitude is valid.


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