The relationship between family resilience and the psychological well-being and life satisfaction of pregnant women: the mediating role of individual resilience

BMC Psychol. 2024 Feb 6;12(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s40359-024-01547-6.


Background: Pregnancy period is an important experience in the life process of married women, which leads them to growth and development and is considered as a part of the puberty process. The aim of this research is to determine the mediating role of individual resilience in relation to family resilience, psychological well-being and life satisfaction of the pregnant women. The current study is correlational according to the practical purpose and based on data collection.

Methodes: The study population of the current research is all pregnant women in 2021, and 361 of them responded to the self-report questionnaires of family resilience, psychological well-being, life satisfaction, and individual resilience. To analysis the model, the path analysis method was used utilization spss-26 and Lisrel 10.2 software.

Results: The results show a good fit of the model with the data. The results also showed a direct and significant effect between life satisfaction with obligation (β = 0.22 and t = 3.42), with challenge (β = 0.28 and t = 3.98), with control (β = 0.11 and t = 2.13), psychological well-being with obligation (β = 0.20 and t = 3.11), with challenge (β = 0.20 and t = 2.73) and with control (β = 0.45 and t = 10.34).

Conclusion: The upshot of this research can be considered in interventions related to pregnant women. Strengthening resilience in this group can be useful for increasing life satisfaction and psychological well-being of pregnant women.

Keywords: Family resilience; Individual resilience; Life satisfaction; Pregnant women; Psychological well-being.

MeSH terms

  • Family Health
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnant Women* / psychology
  • Psychological Well-Being
  • Resilience, Psychological*