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Babapour J, Hekmati I, Afshari A. The role of mindfulness and emotion regulation strategies in marital adjustment. fpcej. 2020; 6 (1) :1-1
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1- Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran. , babpourj@yahoo.com
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Maragheh University, Maragheh, Iran.
3- Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Maragheh University, Maragheh, Iran.
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Emotions and coping with them play an important role in intimate relationships and are central to the development and maintenance of these relationships. The purpose of the current investigation was to study the role of emotion regulation strategies and mindfulness in the marital adjustment of married students. To this aim 250 married students among Tabriz University students were selected randomly and then the answered to questionnaires; 216 of total participants (165 women, age Mean 26.38±6.02; 51 men, age Mean 31.45±4.09) returned completed questionnaires. The instruments included the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ; Gross & John, 2003), Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS; Brown & Ryan, 2003), and Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS; Spiner, 1976). The result showed suppression strategy is negatively correlated with four subscales (marital satisfaction, cohesion, consensus, affection) and total score of dyadic adjustment (p<0.01), but reappraisal strategy is just positively correlated with cohesion subscale (p<0.01). Moreover, mindfulness was correlated positively with all subscales and the total score of DAS (p<0.01). Regression analysis showed that suppression and mindfulness significantly predicted marital satisfaction (respectively β=-0.20 and β=0.32, p<0.01), cohesion (respectively β=-0.16 and β=0.24, p<0.01), consensus (respectively β=-0.20 and β=0.24, p<0.01), Affection (respectively β=-0.30 and β=0.34, p<0.01), and total score of DAS (respectively β=-0.24 and β=0.33, p<0.01). Findings suggest that the suppression strategy of emotion regulation leads to a decrease in marital adjustment, but mindfulness leads to improvement of marital adjustment.
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