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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

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Abstract

SCORSOLINI-COMIN, Fabio  and  SANTOS, Manoel Antônio dos. Relations between subjective well-being and marital satisfaction on the approach of positive psychology. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2011, vol.24, n.4, pp. 658-665. ISSN 0102-7972.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722011000400005.

The objective of the present study was to investigate the correlations between subjective well-being (SWB) and marital satisfaction (MS) among married people. A hundred six married people (53 couples) with an average age of 42 yrs (SD=11) participated in the study. The following instruments were used: Subjective Well-being Scale and Marital Satisfaction Scale. In this study, correlation analysis and stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that there were no associations among satisfaction with life (SWB factor), emotional aspects (MS factor), structural aspects (MS factor) and marital interaction (MS factor). The SWB and the MS (general factors) were not significantly correlated. According to the findings of the current study, there is the role of positive affect (SWB factor) on the perception of MS, which is consistent with the approach of Positive Psychology. It attests that people who experience positive emotions tend to engage themselves in more satisfying relationships.

Keywords : Subjective Well-Being; Marital Satisfaction; Scales; Positive Psychology.

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