The relationship between personality traits, emotional schema and dyadic satisfaction

Beatrice Popescu, Adina Karner Huțuleac

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In this study, we set out to examine the mediating role of emotional schema in association with the Big Five personality traits and dyadic satisfaction. The participants (N = 98), with ages ranging between 24 and 50 years old, mainly students, completed a series of three questionnaires, regarding Big Five personality traits, emotional schemas and level of dyadic satisfaction. The results have shown positive and negative correlations between these three variables, but, most importantly, a strong negative correlation between neuroticism and dyadic satisfaction. We have also established that
emotional schemas act as a mediator between the neuroticism dimension of the Big Five personality traits and dyadic satisfaction, a finding which provides us with new insight into designing interventions aimed at increasing the level of couple satisfaction.

Big Five personality traits, emotional schema, dyadic satisfaction, mediating role.

Beatrice Popescu – Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania, E-mail: beatrice.maria.popescu@gmail.com
Adina Karner Huțuleac – Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania

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