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The Effect of Emotional Clarity on Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships: Mediation of Acceptance

정서인식 명확성이 이성관계 만족도에 미치는 영향: 수용의 매개효과

Choi, Moon-Jeong;Lee, Su-Lim
최문정;이수림

  • Received : 2018.10.08
  • Accepted : 2018.11.12
  • Published : 2019.01.28

Abstract

The present study was aimed to verify the mediating effect of acceptance in the relationship between emotional clarity and satisfaction in romantic relationships. To this purpose, a self-reporting survey was conducted with 208 unmarried subjects ranging in age from 19-35 in Seoul and Gyeonggi region. SPSS 21.0 and AMOS 21.0 was used to analysis procedure. A summary of the research results are as follows. First, in the results of the correlation analysis on the primary factors, emotional clarity had a significant positive correlation with acceptance and satisfaction in romantic relationships, and acceptance had a positive correlation with satisfaction in romantic relationships. Second, the results of the structural equation analysis verified that emotional clarity had a direct positive effect on satisfaction in romantic relationships. Third, this study verified a partial positive mediating effect of acceptance in the relationship between emotional clarity and satisfaction in romantic relationships, and also verified the significance of the pathway. These results verify that emotional clarity has not only a direct effect on satisfaction in romantic relationships, but also an indirect effect through acceptance. Lastly, this study discussed significance and limitations of this study, as well as proposals for future research.

Keywords

Emotional Clarity;Emotional Awareness;Acceptance;Romantic Relationships;Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships