The prediction of marital disaffection of women based on their sexual attitudes and their husbands' tendency toward dark personality

Document Type : Original Article


1 Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran

2 Roodehen Branch


Aim: The purpose of this study was to predict marital disaffection of women
based on the tendency toward dark personality in their husbands and their
sexual attitude. Method: The research method was descriptive-correlational
and the statistical population of the study included couples of areas two and
three of Tehran‘s eighth district in 2017(N = 2911065 households). Out of
these, 160( based on (N>50+ (8M) formula) were selected by two-phase
random sampling in such a way that in the first stage, two regions 2 and 3,
and in the second stage, four streets and two parks and gardens were
randomly selected. The study tools were Couple Burnout measure by Pines
2004; the measure of the dark triad by Jonason & Webster (2010) and Sexual
Attitude Questionnaire by Azgoli, Tork zahrani, Vallaee & Khoshabi (2000).
After omitting 4 distorted questionnaire and 2 outlier participant, the data
were analyzed using hierarchical regression analysis. Results: The results
showed that among the components of dark triple personality, psychopathy
regression coefficient (β= 0.192, P= 0.001) and Machiavelli (β= 0.299, P=
0.001) with marital disaffection of women were significant and regression
coefficient positive and sexual attitude (β= 0.291, P= 0.001) with marital
disaffection of women were significant and negative. Conclusion:
Considering the importance of quality of life of married women and the
determinant role of sexual attitude and their spouse's personality traits in
predicting marital disaffection, the importance of informing women about
knowledge and sexual attitude and raising desirable personality traits is


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