Document Type : Original Article
Department of counseling, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran
Department of Psychology, Sanandaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Sanandaj, Iran.
Background: Among the factors affecting the rate of marital conflict reduction, we can mention the variable of marital boredom, which is directly and indirectly affected by various factors.
Objectives: This study aimed to develop a causal model of marital boredom based on the degree of differentiation and resilience mediated by couples' emotional self-regulation.
Methods: The present study was a correlation and structural equation modeling. The statistical population of the study included all couples who were referred to the counseling centers of Gachsaran in 2019 with the problem of marital conflict. To collect data from the emotional self-regulation strategies, the resilience questionnaire, the marital boredom scale, and the marital conflict questionnaire have been used. Pearson correlation coefficient and structural equation modeling with SPSS.22 and Smart.PLS software was used to analyze the research data. The significance level in this study was considered 0.05.
Results: The results showed that the direct path coefficient between resilience with emotional self-regulation (p <0.001, β=0.63). Also, the path coefficients between resilience and marital boredom (p= 0.009, β=-0.15), and emotional self-regulation with marital boredom (p <0.001, β=-0.48) were negative and significant. The calculated goodness-fit indices of RMSEA = 0.061, AGFI= 0.93 showed the emotional atmosphere of the family in the relationship between the variables of life expectancy and academic performance played a mediating role.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that the model of marital boredom and its components including resilience and emotional self-regulation has a significant effect on marital conflict.