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IJPN 2017, 5(5): 18-25 Back to browse issues page
Predicting Sexual Dysfunction Based on Sexual Self-Esteem and Intimacy with Spouse among Female College Students with and without Sexual Dysfunction Disorder
Abbas Amanelahi *, Niloofar Refahi, Gholamreza Rajabi
Department of Counseling, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran , abas_amanelahi@yahoo.com
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Introduction: An ideal marriage is a lifelong commitment. As marriage is the only form of relationship where sexual relationship is expected, much emphasis is made bout marital sexuality and monogamy. Those who do not have sufficient sexual interactions with their partners might engage in other options, such as ending the relationship and seeking other relationships to fulfill their need. The aim of the current research was to predict sexual dysfunction based on sexual self-esteem and intimacy with spouse among female college students with and without sexual dysfunction disorder.
Methods: The research method was correlational and predictive. The statistical population included all married female students of universities of Ahvaz in the academic year of 2016 to 17 among whom 270 students were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria and using the purposive-available sampling method. The participants replied to Rosens' Female Sexual Function Index, Zeanah and Schwarz's Sexual Self-esteem Scale, and Walker and Thompson's Intimacy Scale. For data analysis, discriminant analysis method and SPSS-23 software were used.
Results: Results indicated that linear combination of research variables could differentiate between sexual dysfunction among students and discriminant analysis showed that sexual intimacy and self-esteem were the best criteria for distinguishing females with sexual dysfunction from those without sexual dysfunction, respectively (P < 0.001).
Conclusions: According to the results, sexual dysfunction could be prevented among couples with appropriate training to increase sexual self-esteem and intimacy.

Keywords: Sexual Dysfunction Disorder, Intimacy, Sexual Self-esteem
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Received: 2017/06/11 | Accepted: 2017/12/24 | Published: 2017/12/24 | ePublished: 2017/12/24
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Amanelahi A, Refahi N, Rajabi G. Predicting Sexual Dysfunction Based on Sexual Self-Esteem and Intimacy with Spouse among Female College Students with and without Sexual Dysfunction Disorder. IJPN. 2017; 5 (5) :18-25
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