The Relationship of Couple’s Primary Inconsistent Schemas with Marital Satisfaction

Fatemeh Soleymani


This research is aimed at studying the relationship of couple’s primary inconsistent schemas with marital satisfaction in Bandar Abbas. Cluster sampling was employed to randomly select a sample of 150 people who live in this city. Primary inconsistent schemas and marital satisfaction were evaluated by Young's schema questionnaire and Enrich marital satisfaction questionnaire respectively. Multivariate regression was used to analyze data. The results revealed that primary inconsistent schemas illustrated 29 percent of criterion variable (dependent variable), namely marital satisfaction. Among schemas under investigation, emotional deprivation, emotional inhibition, and distrust significantly predicted marital satisfaction. At the end of research, results were discussed.

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