Author: Shehnaz Bano
Supervisor: Rukhsana Kausar, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was carried out to find the relationship between spousal communication, personal values, intimacy and well-being in couples. It was hypothesized that; (a) Spousal communication is likely to predict well-being in couples; (b) Personal values are likely to moderate the relationship between spousal communication and well-being; (c) Intimacy is likely to mediate the relationship between spousal communication and well-being; (d) The interaction of spousal communication and personal values is likely to predict well-being through intimacy. By using convenient sampling technique, data were collected from125 couples (husbands = 125, wives = 125). Measures included The Dutch Marital Satisfaction and Communication Questionnaire, Values and Attitude Scale, The intimate Relationship Questionnaire and Subjective Well-being Scale (Hill et.al., 2012, 2013). Data were analyzed as a whole (couples) and separately for husbands and wives. Results revealed that there was significant positive relationship between positive communication, self-transcendence value, intimacy and well-being in couples. Personal values as a whole moderated the relationship between negative communication and well-being in couples and husbands also. Intimacy was found to mediate the relationship between positive communication and well-being as well as negative communication and well-being in couples and in husbands and wives both. Interaction of negative communication and personal values was found to predict the well-being through intimacy in husbands. The findings of this study may guide couples to consider the important factors for their happy married life and have implication for marriage counseling.
Keywords: Spousal communication, personal values, intimacy, well-being.
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