Predicting Sexual Satisfaction of Married Women in Yazd City during Coronavirus disease Epidemic Based on Marital Commitment, Marital Intimacy and Attachment Styles

Document Type : Original Article


1 MA student in family counseling, science and Arts university, Yazd, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Counseling Department, science and Arts university, Yazd, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, psychology department, science and Arts university, Yazd, Iran


Aim: The purpose of this prediction was women's sexual satisfaction based on marital commitment, marital intimacy and attachment styles during the COVID-19. Methods: The statistical population of this study consisted of all married women in Taft city with a number of more than 100 thousand people, of whom 138 people were selected as the research sample based on the proposed formula of Tabachenik & Fidel (2007) and available sampling method. They completed Yavari Kermani and Bahreiniyan Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire (2009), Marital Commitment of Adams and Jones (1997), Marital Intimacy Questionnaire of Stephan, Vanden Brouck & Hans Bertommen (1997) and Besharat (2000) Attachment Questionnaire online. Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple regression analysis in SPSS-26 were used to analyze the data. Results: The results of data analysis showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between marital commitment (commitment to spouse, commitment to marriage and feeling of commitment), intimacy of couples (intimacy index, agreement, honesty, love and adherence to commitments) and secure attachment style with sexual satisfaction (P <0.05). In addition, the results of Pearson correlation coefficient showed that there was a significant negative relationship between avoidant and ambivalent / anxious attachment style with sexual satisfaction (P <0.05). The results of multiple regression in a stepwise model also showed that the component of commitment to marriage; the components of love and affection and the degree of agreement and secure attachment style were able to predict sexual satisfaction (P <0.05).  Conclusion: Based on the results, it can be found that marital commitment, marital intimacy and attachment style are able to predict marital sexual satisfaction.


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