Modeling the Quality of Marital Relationship Based on Dyadic Coping: The Mediating Role of We-ness Concept in Married People

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Yazd University. Yazd, Iran


The purpose of this study was to examine the role of the we-concept in the relationship between supportive dyadic coping and marital relationship quality in married people. It was a practical study whose method was correlation using structural equation modeling. The research population was all married people in Shiraz in 1400, of which 205 married people (56 males and 149 females) were selected by the method of random sampling and participated in the study by filling out the Dyadic Coping Questionnaire (DCQ), the We-Ness Questionnaire (WQ) and the Revision of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (RDAS).In addition, the data were analyzed using the Amos-24 and SPSS-24 software. The results showed that perceived supportive dyadic coping had a direct impact on marital quality, while the direct path of supportive dyadic coping was not significant for marital quality. Moreover, supportive dyadic coping by self and supportive dyadic coping by partner are indirectly related to marital quality by creating a sense of we among couples. Based on the findings, it can be said that people who use supportive dyadic coping in stressful life situations feel more united and closer to each other and eventually report higher marital quality. In this context, it is suggested that these findings be used to inform couples about the importance of couple confrontation during crises.


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