Mediating role of marital satisfaction in the types of infidelity - forgiveness, trait positive affect - forgiveness and coping - forgiveness relationships in married men and women

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2013
Duman Temel, Emine
The aim of the present study was to investigate the predictor role of type of infidelity, trait positive affect, and coping on forgiveness via marital satisfaction. In addition, present study aimed to examine gender differences in the proposed relationships among study variables. Demographic Information Form, Positive Affect and Negative Affect Scale (PANAS), Transgression-Related Interpersonal Motivations Inventory (TRIM), Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS) and Turkish Ways of Coping Inventory (TWCI) were administered to 122 married individuals. Results indicated that 1) marital satisfaction did not mediate the relationship between types of infidelity and forgiveness; 2) marital satisfaction mediated the relationship between trait positive affect and forgiveness; 3) marital satisfaction did not mediate the relationship between problem focused-coping and forgiveness while marital satisfaction mediated the relationship between emotionfocused coping and forgiveness; 4) gender differences in proposed relationships among study variables were rejected because men and women have similar parameters for the proposed model. After findings were evaluated, limitations were discussed with an emphasis on recommendations for future research, and implications for clinical psychology were mentioned.

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E. Duman Temel, “Mediating role of marital satisfaction in the types of infidelity - forgiveness, trait positive affect - forgiveness and coping - forgiveness relationships in married men and women,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.