The comparison of marital satisfaction and moral intelligence and its relationship with immoral commitment in men
Background and Objectives: Previous study indicated infidelity has a pernicious influence on diverse aspects of health’s marital relationship including intimacy, and confident couple. Therefore, it is critical to investigate the related factors may be engender it. It seems that the interpersonal and personal defects in some factors such as, marital satisfaction and moral intelligence stimulate the couple to commence new relationship. The aim of the current study is to compare the marital satisfaction and moral intelligence among infidelity and non-infidelity men.
Materials and Methods: This research is a descriptive -comparative research. The samples of current research include 100 infidelity men and 100 men non-infidelity that were selected through purposive sampling in Tehran city. They respond to three research instruments such as; Marital Satisfaction Inventory(MSI), Moral Intelligence Index(MI), and Infidelity Questionnaire.Statistical analysis was conducted by using the independent t-test and spss18.
Results: The findings revealed that there is a significant difference between marital satisfaction in infidelity(14.53±10125) and non-infidelity(15.56±117.72) men(p< 0.001, t= 7.73). Also, moral intelligence of infidelity (13.72±138.15) men is significantly lower than moral intelligence’s fidelity men (147.28±11.80) (p<0,001, t= 5.04(.
Conclusion: According to results of the present study, the marital satisfaction and moral intelligence play an important role in infidelity among men. Therefore, these variables should be considered as effective factors in the prevention and reconstruction relationship of the therapeutic process by family and couple therapists.
Keywords: marital satisfaction, moral intelligence, infidelity, men
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