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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1068-1073

Formulating a model for the relationship between alexithymia, social support, loneliness, and marital satisfaction: Path analysis model


Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli Science and Research Branch, Amol, Iran

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Dr. Aliasghar Hoseinzadeh
Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli Science and Research Branch, Amol
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_3_18

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Aim: The present study was conducted in order to develop a relationship model of alexithymia, social support, loneliness, and marital satisfaction. Methods: One hundred eight couples who were parents of beginner students who participated in the assessment plan at the entrance to the primary school of Mahmoud Abad from Iran were selected using the accessible method to participate in this study; these couples completed self-reported questionnaires of alexithymia, social support, loneliness, and the Enrich's Couple Scales. Results: Findings showed that social support has a direct positive effect on marital satisfaction; additionally, alexithymia and social support have an indirect significant impact on marital satisfaction. Conclusion: The study provided additional evidence of the importance of alexithymia, social support, and loneliness in marital satisfaction.


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