Associated factors of subjective well-being in married individuals: online infidelity tendency, gender roles, and marital satisfaction

Ateş, Gizem
The main aim of this dissertation is to examine the associations of subjective well-being with online infidelity tendency, gender roles (i.e., masculinity and femininity), and marital satisfaction in married individuals. 319 nonclinical married individuals completed measures of a demographic information form, Subjective Well-Being Scale (SWS), Infidelity Tendency Scale (ITS), Bem Sex-Role Inventory-Short Version (BSRI), and Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS). Separate multivariate regression analyses were conducted for subjective well-being, online infidelity tendency, masculinity, femininity, and marital satisfaction to investigate the unique associations proposed in the hypotheses. Several mediation and moderation analyses were performed via Bootstrapping sampling method to test underlying mechanisms for the associations between study variables and subjective well-being. Results provided considerable support for the associations of study variables in the current sample of married individuals. Masculinity and femininity were found to be positively associated with subjective well-being. Online infidelity tendency was found to be negatively associated with subjective well-being. While the association of online infidelity tendency with masculinity was non-significant, higher online infidelity tendency was found to be associated with lower femininity. Marital satisfaction was positively correlated with subjective well-being. Online infidelity tendency was found to be as a mediator between femininity and subjective well-being. However, the indirect association between masculinity and subjective well-being through online infidelity tendency was non-significant. Additionally, marital satisfaction partially moderated the relationship between online infidelity tendency and subjective well-being. The findings were discussed in accordance with the relevant literature together with their implications for clinical practices and future studies.


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Citation Formats
G. Ateş, “Associated factors of subjective well-being in married individuals: online infidelity tendency, gender roles, and marital satisfaction,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2018.