Evaluating the Relationship Between Sexual Satisfaction and Marital Satisfaction with Couples' Self-Esteem


  • Pegah Zarif Department of Psychology, Hakim Nezami Quchan Non-Profit University, Khorasan, Iran
  • Ayoub Ghasemian Department of Studies in Psychology, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India
  • Mohammadreza Khodabakhsh Department of Psychology, Neyshabur Branch, Islamic Azad University, Neyshabur, Iran




Sexual satisfaction, Marital satisfaction, Self-esteem, Couples


Introduction: Satisfaction with married life depends on many factors, one of the most important of which can be having healthy and pleasant sexual relations, which plays an important role in people's self-esteem. Aim: The present study was conducted with the aim of investigating the relationship between marital satisfaction and sexual satisfaction with couples' self-esteem. Methods: For this purpose, during a correlational descriptive research, 160 people (80 couples) were selected and evaluated in terms of marital satisfaction, sexual satisfaction and self-esteem. The results of the correlation coefficient analysis showed that the highest correlation between sexual satisfaction and self-esteem (0.67) was observed in 20-30-year-old couples, and the highest correlation between marital satisfaction and self-esteem (0.64) was observed in 31-40-year-old couples. Results: The results of regression analysis showed that marital satisfaction and sexual satisfaction have a positive and significant relationship with couples' self-esteem in the age periods of 20 to 30 years and 31 to 40 years. According to the results, marital satisfaction and sexual satisfaction in the age group of 20 to 30 years can explain 0.62 and 0.51 percent of self-esteem, respectively, and in the age group of 31 to 40 years, these coefficients were equal to 0.46 and 0.27 percent, respectively. Conclusion: According to these results, it can be stated that there is a positive and significant relationship between marital satisfaction and sexual satisfaction with couples' self-esteem.


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