نوع مقاله : مقاله های پژوهشی
1 دانشجوی دکتری، گروه مشاوره، واحد رودهن، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، رودهن، ایران
2 استادیار، گروه مشاوره، واحد رودهن، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، رودهن، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Previous research shows that marital satisfaction is one of the most important indicators of quality of life that requires special attention to its influencing factors. The purpose of this study was to design an appropriate structural model for predicting marital satisfaction based on attachment style and happiness mediated by family function.Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the statistical population included all couples who referred to counseling and guidance centers of Tehran Association of Education and Training, Tehran, Iran, during the years 2015-2016. The sample size was 200 couples who were selected using cluster sampling method. McMaster Family Assessment Device, Enrich Scale Satisfaction Questionnaire, Adult Attachment Scale, and Oxford Happiness Inventory were used as research tools. Pearson correlation test, multivariate regression test, and structural equation modeling were used for data analysis.Findings: Family function had a significant mediating role in the relationship between happiness and marital satisfaction (P < 0.010). Happiness had a positive effect on marital satisfaction (P < 0.010). Among attachment styles, only ambivalent style did not have a significant effect on marital satisfaction (P > 0.050). By adding the mediating role of family function in the relationship between attachment style and marital satisfaction, only secure attachment style had a significant effect on marital satisfaction (P < 0.010).Conclusion: The findings of this study indicate that couples' attachment style and happiness level are important factors in improving marital satisfaction of couples, as well as quality of family performance.