The Mediating Role of Marital Commitment in The Relationship Between Equity and Marital Satisfaction

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD in Health psychology, Department of Psychology, Psychology and Educational Science Faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Assistant professor, Department of psychology, Psychology and Educational Science Faculty, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


The present study aims to investigate the mediating role of marital commitment in the relationship between equity and marital satisfaction. To do this, by using research method of correlation of the type of path analysis, 103 married female employees and owner of child at University of Tehran were randomly selected and administered Perry equity Inventory (PEM), Adams & Jones Marital commitment (DCI) and Spanier marital satisfaction (DAS). 16-SPSS and 18-Amos software were used for data analysis. Using Pearson correlation and path analysis results showed there is a positive and significant relationship between the Equity and marital satisfaction, marital commitment and its components personal, moral and structural commitment. Additionally, marital commitment and its components had a significant positive relationship with marital satisfaction. Also, the results of path analysis indicated that the indirect effect of equity on marital satisfaction by establishing marital commitment was significant. In general, the findings of this study indicated that the equity in through the creation of marital commitments plays an important role in marital satisfaction.


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