The role of the relationship with the four existential domains (God, self, others and nature) in the quality of marriage; Presenting a causal model with a mediating role of subjective well-being

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Counseling, Faculty of Social Sciences, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran



Objective: The aim of present study was to determine the predictors of quality of marriage and also test the mediating role of subjective well-being in the relationship between four existential domains and quality of marriage.

Method: In terms of purpose, was an applied research and in nature, is descriptive- correlation with structural equation modeling. The statistical population of research included all married people of kermanshah city in 1400. The sample consisted of 441 married men and women who were selected by convenlence random sampling method and questionnaires were completed by electronic survey method.

Result: The results of data analysis showed that relationship with self and relationship with nature have a significant relationship, both directly and indirectly, with the quality of marriage. subjective well-being has only directly and relationship with God only indirectly related to the quality of marriage, so that relationship with God through two stages of mediating of two relationships and then subjective well-being has a significant relationship with quality of marriage.

Conclusion: The results show that a good relationship with God leads to good relationships with self and nature, and results of these good relationships strengthen people’s subjective well-being, and this in turn increases the quality of marriage.


  • Receive Date: 21 November 2022
  • Revise Date: 13 January 2023
  • Accept Date: 15 January 2023
  • First Publish Date: 15 January 2023