Investigating the Effects of Sex Education Based on Religious Education on Marital Adjustment in Married Women

Yousefzadeh, Sedigheh and Nameni, Fatemeh and Golmakani, Nahid and Najaf Najafi, Mona and Ebrahimi, Mahdi and Modarres Gharavi, Morteza (2014) Investigating the Effects of Sex Education Based on Religious Education on Marital Adjustment in Married Women. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 16 (84). pp. 10-19.

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Introduction: Marital adjustment is basis for marital life. Two important factors affects on marital adjustment are sex satisfaction and religious beliefs. Faith and religion have also encouraged to sex education. The aim of this study was combining sex education and religious education and investigating those effects on marital adjustment in married women. Methods: This single group quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test was conducted on 30 married women referred to two health centers of Mashhad, Iran in 2011. Cases took part in educational classes for 6 weeks. Data were gathered by Spanier Dyadic Adjustment Scale, characteristic demographic and Female Sexual Function Index questionnaires. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 11.5 and paired t-test and Pearson correlation coefficient test. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: The mean age of women was 33.9±7.2 years and the mean length of marriage was 13.1±6.8 years. Majority of women were housekeeper and income level was sufficient. After education, the total score of marital adjustment increased from 94.12±19.51 to 102.61±16.5 (p=0.002) and there were significant differences in consensus (p=0.002) and affectional expression (p=0.01) subscales. Conclusion: The sex education based on religious education can increase total marital adjustment and consensus and affectional expression among couples.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 14:30
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 14:30

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