The structural model of the quality of marital life based on marital forgiveness with the mediation of Spouse's Perceived Responsiveness in married women in Tehran

Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student, Education and Counseling Department, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Professor, Counseling Department, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Khwarazmi University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Training and Counseling Department, Central Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.


The present study was conducted to survey the relationship between marital forgiveness and marital quality of married women considering the mediating role of spouse’s perceived responsiveness. The research method was descriptive-correlation and structural equation modeling. The statistical population included all married women who referred to counseling centers in 2022 in Tehran city. 397 people were selected from 13 counseling centers in 8 districts of Tehran city by convenience sampling method. To collect data, Marital Forgiveness questionnaire of pollard et al. (1998), Marital Quality Scale of Busby et al. (1995) and Spouse's Perceived Responsiveness Scale of Reis et al. (2017) were used. Structural equation modeling and SPSS22 and Amos24 software were used for data analysis.
Structural equation modeling showed that marital forgiveness is related to women's marital quality both directly and through the mediation of the spouse's perceived responsiveness. (β= 0/116). The evaluation of the hypothetical research model using fit indices showed that the hypothetical model fits the measurement model. According to the obtained results, marriage counselors and family therapists can pay attention to important role of spouse's Perceived Responsiveness in predicting the quality of couple's relationship, prevention and treatment of communication injuries between couples.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 29 January 2024
  • Receive Date: 10 July 2023
  • Revise Date: 10 January 2024
  • Accept Date: 29 January 2024