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JIAAP July 2016
Implicit Relationship Beliefs and Conflict Resolution Styles as Predictors of Marital Satisfaction
Alishba Hania & Naumana Amjad , University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
The purpose of this study was to explore how implicit relationship beliefs and conflict resolution styles influence marital satisfaction. The sample comprised of 65 couples i.e. 130 individuals (husbands=65, wives=65). Correlational analysis was carried out to find a relationship amongst the study variables; Path analysis was performed through AMOS to validate the mediating relationship of conflict resolution style and implicit beliefs in predicting marital satisfaction. Results showed that among five conflict resolution styles only accommodating and competing style was significantly correlated with marital satisfaction. The AMOS showed a partially mediating path between implicit beliefs (destiny), competing conflict resolution style and marital satisfaction. This approves the presence of mediating relationship between implicit beliefs and conflict styles in predicting marital satisfaction. Key words: Implicit Relationship Beliefs, Conflict Resolution Styles, Marital Satisfaction