نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 دانشجوی دکتری روانشناسی سلامت، گروه روانشناسی سلامت، واحد کرج، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، کرج، ایران
2 استادیار گروه روانشناسی سلامت، واحد کرج، دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی، کرج، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: This study aimed at predicting women's sexual performance based on the role of self-concept, self-efficacy, and sexual awareness. Methods: In terms of purpose, the present study is applied, and the research design is descriptive correlational. And the statistical population included women referred to Karaj health centers in 2018, and 500 women aged 24 to 40 years were selected by convenience sampling method. The research tools included Rosen's The Female Sexual Function Index (2000) and Snell Multi-Dimensional Self-Concept Questionnaire (1993). Also, Pearson correlation coefficients, correlation analysis of variance, and regression coefficients were used to analyze the data. Results: The results showed that the components of sexual self-concept play a role in predicting women's sexual function (P = 0.01). The findings of this study indicated that a person's sexual beliefs as a sexual self-concept have a predictive role in women's sexual function, and the most important predictors of sexual function are sexual awareness, sexual desire, self-blame in sexual problems, sexual self-efficacy, sexual courage, and management of sexual issues, respectively (P = 0.01). Additionally, there is an inverse relationship between sexual anxiety, self-blame in sexual problems, fear of sex, and sexual distress and sexual function. And there is a direct relationship between sexual self-efficacy, sexual awareness, motivation to avoid high-risk sexual relationships, sexual desire, sexual courage, optimism, sexual monitoring, sexual motivation, management of sexuality, sexual validity, sexual satisfaction, individual sexual patterns, prevention of sexual problems, and internal control of sexuality and sexual function (P = 0.01).. Conclusion: According to the results, it is concluded that self-concept, self-efficacy, and sexual awareness have a significant role in predicting female sexual function.