The roles of HEXACO personality dimensions and affects control in prediction of marital satisfaction

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. student in psychology, Psychology department, Faculty of Educational and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

2 Professor of psychology, Psychology department, Faculty of educational and psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran


Introduction: The aim of present research was to determine the roles of HEXACO personality dimensions and affects control in prediction of marital satisfaction.
Materials and Methods: The statistical population of this correlation study included all couples in Ardabil in 2015. This study was conducted among 150 subjects selected in access. For collecting data, HEXACO Personality Scale, Affects Control Scale and Enrich Marital Satisfaction Inventory were used. Data analysis was performed on SPSS using simultaneous regression analysis.
Results: Findings showed that some HEXACO personality dimensions and affects control are related to marital satisfaction significantly (P<0.001). Results of multiple regression analysis showed dimensions of honesty-humility, emotionality, conscientiousness and openness to experience (in variable of HEXACO personality dimensions) and positive effect, depression mood and anxiety (in variable of affects control) were found to be the best predictors of marital satisfaction (P<0.001).
Conclusion: According to the results of the present research, honest-humility, emotionality, conscientiousness and openness to experience in variable of HEXACO personality dimensions, positive affect, depression mood and anxiety in variable of affect control had predictor roles on marital satisfaction.


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