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| Published: June 25, 2016

Forgiveness and Its Relationship with Marital Satisfaction: A Sectional Study

Zahra Askari

M.A in psychology, Islamic Azad University, Science And Research Branch, Tehran, Iran Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.181/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.181


Introduction: forgiveness is one of the new issues in the scope of family treatment that in recent decades entered the scopes of psychology and family consultation. Purpose: the present study has done with aim of investigating the relationship of forgiveness index with marital satisfaction. Method: this study with a causal-comparative framework was done in domain of descriptive studies. To this aim eighty couples (N=160) from residents of region 2 and region 5 of Tehran city (age range of 18-31 with average age of 20.6) were selected by multiphasic cluster sampling. The data collected through survey and to this aim two questionnaires of measurement of couples’ impunity (response rate=89%) and marital satisfaction questionnaire (response rate=91%) were used. The data were analyzed through Pearson parametric correlation test and t-test. Moreover the qualitative data resulting from demographic evaluations were codified and were analyzed by analysis instrument of qualitative data i.e. Atlas.ti-5.2. Findings: the findings resulted from data analysis represented that there is significant relationship between two indices of forgiveness and marital satisfaction (P<0.05). Besides, the forgiveness index determined 0.40 of variance changes in marital satisfaction variable. Conclusion: the respective findings while including applicable implications can be of high importance in prevention and intervention perspective.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.181/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.181

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016

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