The role of life skills, sexual satisfaction and love story in predicting marital conflicts of couples

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student, Department of Psychology, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran.

2 Department of Psychology, Khorramabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khorramabad, Iran. (Corresponding Author)

3 Associate Professor, Research Center for Cognitive & Behavioral Science in Police - Diroctrate of Health-Rescue & Treatment - Police Headquarter - Tehran-Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: The purpose of this study is to predict marital conflicts based on life skills and attachment styles mediated by sexual satisfaction and love story of couples.
Methods: The statistical population of this study included all couples who referred to counseling centers under the supervision of the Judiciary in Arak who had referred to these centers in a period of 6 months in 1398. The total statistical population was 600 couples (1200 people) and 146 couples (292 people) were selected as the statistical sample by available sampling method. Data collection tool: Hazan and Shiver Attachment Styles Scale Questionnaire (1993); Marital Conflict Scale Sanaei et al. (2000); Saatchi et al.'s Life Skills Scale (2010); The Larson Sexual Satisfaction Scale (1988) and the Sternberg Love Story Scale were standardized by (Alaei and Karami, 2007), all of which had validity and reliability. This study was a correlational study that was performed by structural equation modeling.
Results: The results showed that both sexual satisfaction and love story can play a mediating role in predicting marital conflicts based on life skills and attachment styles.
Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that sexual satisfaction can balance the relationship between attachment styles and marital conflict and reduce the rate of marital conflict. Also, the love story in the relationship between life skills and marital conflicts can reduce these conflicts.