The Mediation Roles of Alexithymia and Corona Anxiety in the Relationship between Resilience and Marital Conflicts during Quarantine

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran.

2 Master of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran.

3 PhD Student, Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

4 PhD Student, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University, Rasht Branch, Rasht, Iran.


The prevalence of coronavirus and its subsequent quarantine, had social, economic, and psychological consequences. This study aimed to the mediation role of alexithymia and corona anxiety in the relationship between resilience and marital conflicts during quarantine. The design of the study is correlation through path analysis modeling. Among all student couples of Imam Khomeini International University in Qazvin in 2020, a sample of 100 volunteered couples were selected. Data were collected using Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire (Sanaei-Zakir), Toronto Alexithymia Questionnaire, Corona Anxiety Scale (Alipour, et al.) and Connor and Davidson Resilience Questionnaire and analyzed using structural equation model. Findings showed that alexithymia and corona anxiety play a mediator role between marital conflicts and resilience. Therefore, it can be concluded that by promoting resilience, the ability to deal with anxiety and emotion regulation increases, and consequently, problems such as marital conflicts decrease. The suggestion from these findings, should be to use the resilience promotion programs to deal with anxiety and related problems.


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