Relational Commitment as a Mediator of Religiousness to Marital Quality

Volume
Volume 43
Issue
Winter 2015
Title
Relational Commitment as a Mediator of Religiousness to Marital Quality
Abstract

This study examined the relationship between religiousness, relational commitment, and marital quality, proposing that relational commitment would act as a mediator in the relationship between religiousness and marital quality. Using a causal step approach to testing mediation, zero-order correlates demonstrated significant relationships among all 3 variables. In examining the mediating effects of relational commitment, full mediation for religiousness on marital quality was determined by using a sequential regression analysis. Therefore, religious individuals who had higher levels of relational commitment to their spouses experienced greater marital quality than those who had lower levels of relational commitment. The theoretical and applied implications of these findings are discussed.

Authors
Dr. J. C. Mitchell, Dr. K.J. Edwards, Dr. S.B. Hunt and Dr. P.L. Poelstra
Pages
263 - 270
Price
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