Investigating the Impact of Intimacy Education Enriched by Islamic Teachings on the Satisfaction and Intimacy of Introverted Couples in Yazd, Iran



Introverted couples, Marital satisfaction, Marital intimacy


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Background and Objective: Having intimate relationships among married couples is one of the most important factors in creating lasting marriages and lack of intimate relationships is one of the factors causing failure in family life. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of education of intimacy enriched by Islamic teachings on the satisfaction and intimacy of introverted couples.

Methods: This is a quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test control group design. The statistical population included all married women referring to Yazd counseling centers due to problems and marital conflicts. A sample of 30 married women who referred to Yazd counseling centers were selected by appropriate sampling after screening and were randomly assigned to two groups of 15. The data were collected using the scale of the Neo Five Big Five Personality Questionnaire, Enrique's Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire, Olia and colleagues’ Intimate Inventory of Couples, and the data were analyzed using covariance analysis. In this study, all the ethical considerations have been observed and no conflict of interest was reported by the authors.

Results: The results indicated that there is a significant difference between intervention and control groups in mean scores related to satisfaction and all its sub-scales (P>0.05). Furthermore, the overall intimacy score and the scores related to its subscales improved in the experimental group making the difference between the two groups significant (P>0.05).

Conclusion: Based on the results of the present study, the education of intimacy enriched by Islamic teachings can be a useful therapeutic and educational program for reducing the problems related to the relationship between the couples.

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Please cite this article as: Farahmand B, Fallah Yakhdani MH, Vaziri YazdiS.Investigating the Impact of Intimacy Education Enriched by Islamic Teachings on the Satisfaction and Intimacy of Introverted Couples in Yazd, Iran.Pizhūhish dar dīn va salāmat. 2020; 5(4): 48-60.


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