Predicting Perceived Stress Through Metacognitive Beliefs, Resilience and Marital Satisfaction of Female Students

Leila DabbaghKashani, Reza Hosseinpour


The aim of this study was to predict perceived stress through metacognitive beliefs, resilience and marital satisfaction of female students of North Tehran Azad University. The present study was applied in terms of purpose and descriptive-survey and correlational in terms of method. The statistical population in this study included all married female students of Azad University of North Tehran, 8565 people. The sample size was 368 based on Krejcie and Morgan table. The stratified random sampling method and data collection tool were four standard questionnaires of perceived stress Cohen (1983), Conner and Davidson (2003), Wells Metacognitive Beliefs (1997) and Enrich's Marital Satisfaction. Mean, standard deviation and many tables and graphs were used to describe the data. To analyze the data, Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was used to evaluate the normality of data distribution, Pearson correlation test to determine the correlation coefficient between variables and regression test to determine the share of each predictor variable in predicting the criterion variable. The results showed that with 95% confidence, the confirmed research hypotheses and the variables of marital satisfaction, metacognitive beliefs and resilience are able to predict perceived stress in female students. According to the obtained beta values, resilience has a greater share than metacognitive beliefs and marital satisfaction in predicting perceived stress of female students of Azad University of North Tehran.

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