Predicting marital adjustment based on psychological well-being and couples' happiness

Zeinab Ghaderdoost, Bahman Kord

DOI: 10.22122/cdj.v6i4.348


BACKGROUND: Marital adjustment is very important in family’s mental health, and identification of effective factors is of great importance. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to predict marital adjustment based on the psychological well-being and happiness of couples.

METHODS: This was a correlational study. The statistical population of the study consisted of all second-grade married teachers in the city of Bukan, Iran, whose total number was 200. In this study, based on Krejcie and Morgan's table, the total sample size was 114. They were selected using available sampling method. For collecting data, Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), and Oxford Happiness Questionnaire (OHQ) were used. For data analysis, Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis were used and data were analyzed using SPSS software.

RESULTS: There was a positive and significant relationship between the components of psychological well-being and marital adjustment of couples; the results of regression analysis indicated that the variables of psychological health and couple’s happiness had a significant role in explaining marital adjustment of couples. Beta coefficients of components of life satisfaction and marital adjustment (P < 0.001, β = 0.27) and well-being (P < 0.001,
β = 0.21) were significant. Moreover, there was a significant negative relationship between happiness components with marital adjustment and the highest beta coefficients related to anxiety (P < 0.001, β = -0.28) and depression (P < 0.001, β = -0.19).

CONCLUSION: The mental health and happiness of couples have a significant role in explaining marital adjustment, which is effective in creating couples' satisfaction and consistency.


Family Conflict; Psychology Health; Happiness

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