Influence of forgiveness on the Marital Satisfaction: Mediating Effect of Positive Communication

용서가 결혼만족에 미치는 영향: 긍정적 의사소통의 매개효과

  • 정문경 (한세대학교 대학원 상담학과)
  • Received : 2017.01.16
  • Accepted : 2017.02.02
  • Published : 2017.04.28


The purpose of this study is to find out the mediating effects of positive communication on the relationship between level of forgiveness and marital satisfaction of married men and women. For this purpose, a total of 300 married men and women were surveyed using the Rye forgiveness level, positive communication scale, and marital satisfaction scale. The collected data were analyzed through structural equation modeling. First, there was a correlation between the level of forgiveness of married men and women, positive communication, positive communication, marital satisfaction, forgiveness and marital satisfaction. Second, forgiveness of married men and women affects marital satisfaction through fully mediating effect of positive communication. This suggests that the higher the level of forgiveness of married men and women, the higher the positive communication and the higher the marital satisfaction. Based on these results, the implications and limitations of this study and suggestions for future research were suggested.


Forgiveness;Positive Communication;Marital Satisfaction;Mediating Effect


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