Investigating the Relationship between Self-control and Perceived Social Support with Marital Intimacy among Married Female Students

Document Type : Research Article


1 Assistant Professor, Islamic Azad University, Shahroud Branch, Semnan, Iran.

2 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Shahroud Branch, Semnan, Iran

3 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Shahroud Branch Semnan, Iran

4 Ph.D. in Health Psychology, University Lecturer, Rahman Institute of Higher Education ,Ramsar, Iran


The family is considered the first social institution created by marriage. One of the outstanding features of a successful marriage is the intimacy between spouses. The present study aims to investigate the relationship between self-control and perceived social support with marital intimacy among female students. The study was descriptive-correlational, and the statistical population consisted of married female students of Azad University, North Tehran Branch during 2018-2019. The statistical sample was selected by simple random sampling method from among 150 married female students. To collect data, Marital Intimacy Questionnaire (MIQ) and Self-Control Questionnaire (SCQ) and The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) were used. Pearson correlation coefficient and Multiple Linear Regression were used to analyze the data using SPSS-23 software. It was found that a significant positive relationship exists between marital intimacy and perceived social support and self-control in married female students. Further, there is a positive and significant relationship between marital intimacy and self-control. Increasing social support and self-control can improve some aspects of marital intimacy


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  • Receive Date: 01 December 2020
  • Revise Date: 21 April 2021
  • Accept Date: 06 May 2021
  • First Publish Date: 22 August 2021