Document Type : Original Article
Instructor, Counseling Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ardakan University, Ardakan, Iran.
Master's student in psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
MSC of career Counseling, Allameh Tabatabai University, Teheran, Iran
Background and purpose: Marital quality is a very important aspect in the relationship of couples and plays an important role in marital conflicts. Therefore, the present study with the aim of determining the mediating role of triangulation with children in the relationship between attachment style and marital relationship quality.
Materials and methods: The research method was descriptive, which was carried out in the form of path analysis. In order to conduct this research, 180 married people were selected from the counseling centers of Ardakan city by simple random sampling and the research tools included marital relationship quality questionnaire, adult attachment style scale and triangulation questionnaire.They answered the collected data were analyzed through AMOS software.
Findings: The results of the research showed that ambivalent and avoidant attachment styles have a positive and significant relationship with triangulation and triangulation also has a negative and significant relationship with the quality of marital relationship. The results of investigating indirect relationships also indicated that the mediating role of triangulation with children is significant in the relationship between avoidant and ambivalent attachment styles with marital relationship quality.
Conclusion: attachment style can affect the quality of marital relationship in conflicted couples by influencing triangulation with children.