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The Effect of Mindfulness on Marital Satisfaction: Emotional Intelligence as a Mediation
Majid Jahanian, Zohreh Sepehri Shamloo
Associate Professor Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran , z.s.shamloo@um.ac.ir
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Introduction: Mindfulness develops the ability to observe thoughts and emotions as transient phenomena through increasing awareness of each ongoing moment. Thus, individual’s tendency to show automatic reaction to habitual or damaging procedures decreases. Awareness of such emotions can be influential in improving emotional intelligence as the ability to recognize the emotions of self and others and manage the emotions and consequently marital satisfaction increases, which is an objective function of happiness, satisfaction, and experienced pleasure by a wife or a husband through considering the whole aspects of their marriage. The present study was conducted to formulate and evaluate a model in which mindfulness leads to a change in marital satisfaction by means of emotional intelligence modifications.
Methods: The present study was correlational with a structural equation method. Form a statistical population of married women of Isfahan City, 195 married women were selected by the convenient sampling and entered into the study. The five collected data-facet mindfulness questionnaire (FFMQ), trait meta-mood scale (TMMS), and marital satisfaction questionnaire (ENRICH). A structural equation approach was used to analyze the proposed model.
Results: All fit indices were acceptable, the relative chi-square was 4.46, the comparative fit index (CFI) was 0.94, and the parsimony comparative fit index (PCFI) was 0.64. The direct and indirect effects of mindfulness on marital satisfaction were 0.1, and 0.44, respectively. Therefore, the results showed that the effect of mindfulness skills on nurturing marital satisfaction was significant. Mediation emotional intelligence had a significant but partial role in this model.
Conclusions: The findings of this study suggest the general efficiency of the proposed model. So, training programs of mindfulness skills can be considered among new strategies to improve marital satisfaction.
 
Keywords: Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence, Marital Satisfaction, Structural Equation
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/06/10 | Accepted: 2017/07/2 | Published: 2017/08/7
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DOI: 10.21859/ijpn-05031


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Jahanian M, Sepehri Shamloo Z. The Effect of Mindfulness on Marital Satisfaction: Emotional Intelligence as a Mediation. IJPN. 2017; 5 (3) :1-6
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