The Mediating Role of Psychosomatic Symptoms in the Relationship between Personality Characteristics and Marital Conflicts

Authors

  • Mohsen Doustkam
  • Sepideh Pourheydari
  • Ahmad Mansouri
  • Amir Shahraki-Mohajer
  • Amrollah Ebrahimi
  • Farzad Goli
  • Hamid Afshar-Zanjani
  • Bentolhoda Hekmatipour

Abstract

Background: Personality characteristics can be used to predict a person's behavior in various life situations, including marriage. This study was conducted to investigate the mediating role of psychosomatic symptoms in the relationship between personality characteristics and marital conflicts.

Methods: The present descriptive correlational study was performed on all conflicting couples referring to the counseling centers in Mashhad, Iran, in 2018. The sample included 200 conflicting couples referring to the thought and behavior counseling centers in Mashhad selected using convenience sampling method. Cattell’s Sixteen Personality Factor (16PF) Questionnaire, Takata and Sakata’s Psychosomatic Complaints Scale, and the Marital Conflict Questionnaire were used to collect data. Data were analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient and path analysis in SPSS and LISREL software.

Results: The results showed that personality characteristics can be used to predict a person's behavior in various life situations including marriage, and that there was a significant relationship between personality characteristics and marital conflicts (P < 0.01).

Conclusion: It can be concluded that psychosomatic symptoms have a mediating role in the relationship between personality characteristics and marital conflicts.

Author Biographies

Mohsen Doustkam

Associate Professor, Attar Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad, Iran

Sepideh Pourheydari

Associate Professor, Khorasan Institute of Higher Education, Mashhad, Iran

 

Ahmad Mansouri

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran

Amir Shahraki-Mohajer

MA, Department of Psychology, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran

Amrollah Ebrahimi

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Farzad Goli

Daneshe Tandodrost Institute, Isfahan, Iran AND Professor, Faculty Instructor, Energy Medicine University, California, USA

Hamid Afshar-Zanjani

Professor, Isfahan Psychosomatic Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Bentolhoda Hekmatipour

MA, Department of Psychology, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran

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2021-02-28

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Doustkam, M., Pourheydari, S., Mansouri, A., Shahraki-Mohajer, A. ., Ebrahimi, A., Goli, F., Afshar-Zanjani, H., & Hekmatipour, B. . (2021). The Mediating Role of Psychosomatic Symptoms in the Relationship between Personality Characteristics and Marital Conflicts. International Journal of Body, Mind and Culture, 8(1), 27-35. Retrieved from https://ijbmc.org/index.php/ijbmc/article/view/244

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