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

Document Type : Research Article

Authors

1 Assistant Professor of Mathematics, 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

10.22034/jmp.2021.251918.1001

Abstract

 Family is considered as the first social institute created by marriage. One of the outstanding features of a successful marriage is the intimacy between spouses. The present study aimed to investigate the relationship between self-control and perceived social support with marital intimacy among married female students of Islamic Azad University, North Branch of Tehran. The study was descriptive-correlational, and the statistical population was all married female students of Azad University, North Tehran Branch in the academic year 2018-2019. Statistical sample was selected by simple random sampling method from among 150 married female students of Azad University, North Tehran Branch. To collect information, 56-item Marital Intimacy Questionnaire of Stephen Wunden Brook and Hans Bertman (1995), the Tanji (2004) Self-Control Questionnaire with 13 questions and the Zimet et al’s. (1988) Perceived Social Support Questionnaire with 12 items were used. The reliability of the questionnaires was calculated by Cronbach's alpha coefficient and reported as 92%, 69% and 92%, respectively. In addition, Pearson correlation coefficient and regression were used to analyze the data using SPSS-23 software. It was found that there is a significant positive relationship 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. Conclusion: Increasing social support and self-control can increase some aspects of marital intimacy.

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 22 August 2021
  • Receive Date: 19 October 2020
  • Revise Date: 21 January 2021
  • Accept Date: 22 August 2021