The Role of Leisure Patterns in Marital Stability with Mediating Role of Relationship Maintenance Strategies and Marital Happiness

Document Type : Original


1 Associate Professor,University of Razi, Kermanshah, Iran

2 PhD student of Counseling,University of Razi, Tehran, Iran

3 Studentof Psychology,University of Razi, Kermanshah, Iran

4 Studentof Psychology, University of Razi, Kermanshah, Iran


Purpose: The purpose of this research was to study the direct and indirect effects of leisure patterns (core and balance) in marital stability.
Methods:  In order to 270 spouses in Kermanshah participated in the study.  They were selected through a multi cluster sampling. The instruments used in this study are: Relational Maintenance Strategy Measure, Marital Happiness, Family Leisure Activity Profile, marital stability.
Findings: Results of path analyses showed that there are positive correlations among core and balance patterns with relationship Maintenance strategies; relationship Maintenance strategies with marital happiness; marital happiness with marital stability. Relationship Maintenance strategies and marital happiness plays mediating role betweenleisure patterns and marital stability.
Conclusion:So we can say recreations and leisure activities can play important role in marital stability by creating communication skills and Injection happiness in marriage.


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