عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of quality of life, adjustment, and forgiveness in predicting marital satisfaction of mothers with slow paced children. The present study was descriptive-correlational. The statistical population of the study consisted of all mothers of girls and boys in Tehran whose children were enrolled in special schools in Tehran during the academic year 2018-2019, including 200 from two special schools for girls (110 individuals) and boys (90 individuals). The sample was selected using available sampling method. Enrich Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire (1989), the World Organization for Quality Scale (1998), Pollard, Anderson, Anderson, & Jennings Family Forgiveness Questionnaire (1998) and Bell Social Adjustment Questionnaire (1961) were used to collect data. Pearson’s correlation coefficient and multivariate regression analysis were used to analyze the data. The results of the correlation test showed that there was a significant positive relationship between marital satisfaction and the components of forgiveness, quality of life and adjustment (p <0.01). There is also a significant positive relationship between the components of forgiveness with quality of life and adjustment (p <0.01). Only between forgiveness and marital satisfaction with health adjustment component, no significant relationship was found. The results of the regression analysis showed that adjustment and forgiveness played a positive significant role in predicting marital satisfaction of mothers with children with special needs. Together, these two variables predicted 27% of the variance in the marital satisfaction variable (p<0.01). The results of the present study suggest that forgiveness and compromise may play an effective role in increasing marital satisfaction among women.