عنوان مقاله [English]
The current research was administrated with the aim of investigating the role of marital virtues to predict happiness and marital satisfaction of married men and women in Tehran. Descriptive and correlational research strategy is used to collect and analyze data. So, 154 married women and 144 married men were selected through convenient sampling from south, north, center, east, and west of Tehran City. The participants completed the researcher-made marital virtues scale, the short form of happiness scale, and the Hendrik relation assessment scale. Data were analyzed using correlation and stepwise regression test. The results showed significant correlation between all marital sub-virtues with happiness and marital satisfaction in married women and men. Also, the results showed two sub-virtues including fairness and honesty have the greatest contribution in predicting marital satisfaction and honesty and appreciation have the important role in prediction of happiness in married women and men. Having positive personality traits and cultivating moral virtues is important predictor of marital satisfaction and happiness in couples.