An Investigation of the Mediator Role of Dyadic Coping in Relation Between Parenting Stress and Marital Quality

İdil Eren Kurt, Turan Akbaş

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The aim of this study is to investigate of the mediator role of dyadic coping (DC) in relations between parenting stress and marital quality. The data were collected from 803 people (%59 women, %41 men) by Dyadic Coping Inventory, Marital Quality Scale and Parent Stress Scale. Three models were formed in direction in line with the study, (the perception of the individuals towards self-perception towards DC, the perception towards the partner, the perception of common DC) and these models were tested. As mediator variables, emotion-problem focused supportive coping, negative coping, emotion-problem focused common coping which are subscales of DC with stress were used. Results showed that in the perception of self and partner models, there were partial mediations of emotion focused support; in the common model there were partial mediation by emotion and problem-focused common DC in the relation between parenting stress and marital quality


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Parenting stress, dyadic coping, marital quality, stress, structural equation modeling

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