Sexual Desire in Iranian Female University Students: Role of Marital Satisfaction and Sex Guilt

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Negar Teimourpour 1 , Nahaleh Moshtagh Bidokhti 2 , * , Abbas Pourshahbaz 3 , Hadi Bahrami Ehsan 1

1 Department of Clinical Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Koodakyar St, Daneshjou Blvd, Evin, postal code: 1985713834, Tehran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Tehran, Iran

How to Cite: Teimourpour N, Moshtagh Bidokhti N, Pourshahbaz A, Bahrami Ehsan H. Sexual Desire in Iranian Female University Students: Role of Marital Satisfaction and Sex Guilt, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2014 ; 8(4):64-9.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 8 (4); 64-9
Published Online: December 30, 2014
Article Type: Original Article
Received: January 28, 2011
Revised: April 12, 2013
Accepted: January 16, 2013
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Abstract

Objective: To determine association between sexual desire and marital satisfaction and sex guilt among a sample of Iranian female university students.

Methods: The data presented here were obtained from a total of 192 married Iranian female university students who were selected via a multi-cluster sampling method from universities of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Tarbiat Modarres, and Islamic Azad. The subjects' sociodemographic data, marital satisfaction (using ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire), sex guilt (using Mosher Revised Sex-Guilt Inventory), and sexual desire (using Hurlbert Index of Sexual Desire) were gathered. Pearson correlation coefficient and regression analysis methods were used to analyse the data.

Results: Findings showed there are significant relationships between sexual desire and marital satisfaction (r = 0.51, p < 0.01) and also between sexual desire and sex guilt (r = -0.44, p < 0.01). Also marital satisfaction and sex guilt were able to predict 31 percent of the variance of sexual desire. Conclusion: Marital satisfaction and sex guilt are two factors that significantly affect fluctuations in sexual desire of Iranian female university students.

Declaration of interest: This study was based on the thesis of the first author to get her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Tehran, Iran.

Citation: Teimourpour N, Moshtagh Bidokhti N, Pourshanbaz A, Bahrami Ehsan H. Sexual desire in Iranian female university students: role of marital satisfaction and sex guilt. Iran J Psychiatry Behave Sci 2014; 8(4): 64-9.

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