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Relationship Between Optimism, Religiosity And Self-Esteem With Marital Satisfaction And Life Satisfaction

Rezvan Homaei, Zahra Dasht Bozorgi, Maryam Sadat Mirbabaei Ghahfarokhi, Shima Hosseinpour

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<p class="apa">The purpose of the current study is to investigate the relationship between Optimism, Religiosity and Self-esteem with Marital Satisfaction and Life Satisfaction in married university students. The research method was a descriptive study kind of correlation. The sample group included 200 married students that were selected using a simple random sampling method. For collecting data, Attribution Style Questionnaire, Religious Attitude, Cooper Smith Self-Esteem Questionnaire, Enrich Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire and Satisfaction with Life Scale were used. The findings indicated that marital satisfaction not life satisfaction was predicted by Optimism, Religiosity and Self-esteem. Religiosity showed the greatest relationship with marital satisfaction. Base on this study, family therapists should consider the role of religious or spiritual couple’s attitude as a vital factor in reveal and solving the marital conflict. Consistency and inconsistency of the results were discussed.</p>