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Prediction of Marital Commitment based on Personality Traits, Attachment Styles, and Religious Orientation in Married Students

Masoud Sadeghi, Sara Ghaderijavid, Bita Shalani



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Background and Objective: The marital commitment of couples is constructive in stabilization of family unit and various factors can influence the level of marital commitment. The current study aimed at revealing some of these factors through predicting martial commitment based on personality characteristics, attachment styles, and religious orientation in married students.

Method: The study is descriptive and correlational. The statistical population consisted of all married female students of Lorestan University in 2014/2015 academic year. Through applying Cochran's formula, 200 subjects were selected among them as the sample, using convenient sampling method. In order to gather data, Martial Commitment Inventory (DCI) by Adams Jones, Adult Attachment Scale (AAS) by Collins and Read, Personality Inventory (NEO), and Religious Orientation Scale (ROS) by Allport and Ross were used. The data were analyzed using correlation coefficient and Step by Step Regression Analysis. All ethical issues were observed in this study and the researchers declared no conflict of interests.

Results: The findings indicated that personality characteristics (F=28.37), the attachment styles (F=24.44), and also religious orientation (F=18.65) significantly predicted the level of marital commitment at the significance levels of 0.001, 0.05, and 0.001 respectively. Out of these factors, attachment styles were a stronger predictor for marital commitment.

Conclusion: The results illustrated that people’s personality characteristics, the attachment styles formed in the family environment, and also their religious orientation have a direct effect on the personal relationship and martial commitment in the adulthood. The findings can be used to propose some strategies to maintain and develop productive relationship among couples and offer better training to people on how they should try to know each other.

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Please cite this article as: Sadeghi M, Ghaderijavid S,Shalani B. Prediction of Marital Commitment based on Personality Traits, Attachment Styles, and Religious Orientation in Married Students. J Res Relig Health. 2019; 5(3): 18- 31. doi:https://doi.org/10.22037/jrrh.v5i3.20209


Attachment Styles; Married Students; Marital Commitment ; Personality traits; Religious orientation


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