Mediating the Role of Attachment Styles in Predicting the Relationship between Early Maladaptive Schemas and Marital Satisfaction

Sara Parsafar, Nahid Akrami, Alinaghi Ghasemiannejad Jahromi

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Abstract

This study has been done to investigate the relationship between early maladaptive schemas with marital satisfaction. Seventy Iranian couples were selected by the random sampling method and completed the short form of Young Schema (YSQ), Hazan and Shaver Attachment Style (HSAS) and the Enriching and Nurturing Relationship Issues and Communication and Happiness (ENRICH) Questionnaires. Ambivalent attachment styles had significant associations with marital satisfaction, satisfaction of communication and idealistic distortion. Avoidant attachment styles had a significant association only with marital satisfaction. The ambivalent attachment style acts as a mediator between the first domain of early maladaptive schemas and marital satisfaction, satisfaction of communication and idealistic distortion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-109
JournalInternational Journal of Psychology
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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