July 20, 2024
Mostafa Dehghani

Mostafa Dehghani

Academic Rank: Assistant professor
Address: Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran
Degree: Ph.D in Family Counselling
Phone: 077
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities


Title The Role of Family Relationships and Conflict Resolution Styles in Marital Burnout of Couples Seeking a Divorce
Type Article
Family relationships, Conflict Resolution Styles, Marital Burnout, Couples Divorce
Journal Journal of Family Relations Studies
DOI https://doi.org/10.22098/jfrs.2023.12006.1093
Researchers Dr. Moosa Javdan (First researcher) , Tahereh Bahrampour (Second researcher) , Mostafa Dehghani (Third researcher)


Objective: This paper expounds the role of family relationships and conflict resolution styles in marital burnout of couples seeking a divorce in Minab city. Methods: This is descriptive and correlational research. The study’s statistical population consists of the total number of married couples in Minab city in 2022 who were applieded for divorce. Using random sampling, 162 people were selected. The participants were asked to fill out the following questionnaires: the Couple Burnout Measure (CBM); The Rahim Organizational Conflict Inventory-II (ROCI II), and The Brief Family Relationship Scale (BFRS. Results: Pearson's correlation coefficient and simultaneous multiple regression were used to analyze the study findings and examine the relationships between research variables. The study results indicated that family relationships and conflict resolution styles are significantly correlated with marital burnout (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Results analysis indicated that there was a significant relationship between family relationships, conflict resolution styles, and marital burnout highlighting divorce as one of the primary family trauma which brings about disintegration on a personal, familial, and social level. Therefore, the identification of the factors contributing to couples’ dissatisfaction and burnout have high significance since it affords us to take effective measures to prevent divorce and improve couples’ marital life.