The Relationship between Marital and Sexual Satisfaction among Married Women Employees at Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran

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Tayebe Ziaee 1 , Yadollah Jannati 2 , Elham Mobasheri 3 , Taraneh Taghavi 4 , Habib Abdollahi 5 , Mahnaz Modanloo 6 , * , Naser Behnampour 7

1 Assistant Professor, Counseling and Reproductive Health Research Centre, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute AND Department of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

3 Associate Professor, Department of Gynecology, School of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran

4 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

5 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran

6 Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Golestan University of Medical Sciences ., Gorgan, Iran

7 Department of Health, School of Health, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran

How to Cite: Ziaee T, Jannati Y, Mobasheri E, Taghavi T, Abdollahi H, et al. The Relationship between Marital and Sexual Satisfaction among Married Women Employees at Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2014 ; 8(2):44-51.

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Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 8 (2); 44-51
Published Online: June 30, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: May 17, 2013
Revised: July 12, 2013
Accepted: June 05, 2014

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Abstract

Objective: There are various elements affecting the healthy family such as marital satisfaction. Various factors such as sexual satisfaction have an important impact on satisfaction of marital relationship. The present study aimed to determine the association of marital satisfaction with sexual satisfaction among sexually active employee women.

Methods: This analytical descriptive study was carried on 140 married women employed at educational and medical centers of Golestan University of Medical Sciences. Questionnaires for data collection included Enrich Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire and self-constructed questionnaire (demographic characteristic and sexual satisfaction). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, χ 2 and Spearman statistical test. Statistical significant level was set as 0.05.

Results: The findings showed that in marital satisfaction scale, the majority of the participants (63.6%) were very satisfied and none of them were very unsatisfied. In sexual satisfaction scale, most of the participants (56.4%) expressed extremely satisfaction rate and only 0.7% were not satisfied with their sexual relationship. Marital satisfaction was significantly associated with sexual satisfaction (p ≤ 0.001). So with the increase of sexual satisfaction, there was an increase in marital satisfaction accordingly. The findings indicated that there was a significant association between sexual satisfaction and age (p = 0.086). Level of education was associated significantly with the marital satisfaction (p = 0.038). The effects of sexual satisfaction on marital satisfaction were moderated by number of children and the level of education.

Conclusion: The findings have implications for improving of couples' marital satisfaction by highlighting the need for awareness of sexual quality. According to the findings, it seems that development of educational programs and pre-marriage counseling is necessary. Continuous education would be helpful after marriage in addressing couples' unique transitional needs in marital life

Declaration of interest: None.

Citation: Ziaei T, Jannati Y, Mobasheri E, Taghavi T, Abdollahi H, Modanloo M, et al. The relationship between marital and sexual satisfaction among married women employees at Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci 2014; 8(2): 44-51.

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Enrich Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire Married Women Marital Satisfaction Sexual Satisfaction

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