Role of Trust in Relating Rewards and Marital Satisfaction among Married Individuals in Pakistan
National Institute of Psychology, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad The study designed to investigate the mediating role of trust in the relationship between rewards (including intimacy, passion, love, and spousal support) and marital satisfaction in married individuals (N = 250) including husbands (n = 129) and wives (n = 121) from Sargodha, Faisalabad and Chiniot. Source Specific Social Provisions Scale (Cutrona, 1989) was used to assess spousal support and Perceived Relationship Quality Scale (Fletcher, Simpson, & Thomas, 2000) were used in order to measure marital satisfaction, love, intimacy, passion, and trust among the participants. Pearson correlation demonstrated significant positive coefficients among all study variables. Results computed through SPSS and MACRO Process by Hayes (2013) supported the hypothesis by suggesting a partial mediation between the rewards and marital satisfaction. This study suggested that future researches should study couples rather than married individuals and that other third variables should also be studied within this relationship.