Introduction:Despite the legal and moral sanctions against infidelity and
the ubiquity of infidelity in the our country is difficult to deny. There are a
number of magazine articles, news stories, and films shows that deal with the
Due to the growing prevalence and negative effects of marital infidelity,
Understanding the complex relationships among selected individual and
relationship variables that contribute to infidelity it is important And help
predict its occurrence. If infidelity can be predicted, then more effective
prevention also may be possible.
The main goal of
the present research recognizing the fundamental factors of marital Infidelity
in order to develop prevention programs or clinical treatment of couples and families
who are challenged with infidelity.
Method:This study adopts a qualitative approach which
is beneficial for exploring the in-depth meanings that individuals attach to
their relationships.Qualitative methods offer the best techniques with which to
study my research questions, because the purpose of this research is to
explore the why‟s of extramarital relationships.
methods allow the researcher to develop a level of detail about the
or place and to be highly involved in actual experiences of the participants .I
decided to employ the grounded theory approach. Because the purpose of
the study was to obtain a thorough and in-depth understanding of
extramarital relationships. This approach was most
suitable to get to the heart of private and volatile matters.
were also conducted with spouses of individuals who engaged in an affair.
role as the researcher was to guide, rather than dominate, the interviews
which allowed for a more informal approach. This provided a more comfortable
atmosphere with which to discuss sexuality, which can be a verysensitive and
population covered in this project of married men who had actually experienced
infidelity in a marriage. The sample used in this study consisted of 40 married
men Engage in Marital Infidelity.The purpose of the research was to gain a more
thorough understanding of what happens in a marriage when infidelity occurs.
were conducted over the course of one year,commencing on Mars, 2011, and concluding
on Jan, 2011.
present study will belimited to only sexual infidelity. It is recognized that
infidelity that involves consensual sexual behavior with one or more people
other than ones spouse that the participant does not want their spouse to know
Finding: Demographic information, such as age, length of
marriage, education, occupation, age when married and number of children was
collected.The participants ranged in age from 26 to 65, with a mean age of
38.9. Age 42% of respondents were under 35. Majority of the respondents (84%)
having children and 16% who did not. 30% of the respondents were employee, 20 %
were seller, 18% were driver and 10% were Self Employed. 12.5% of the
respondents and 15% of their spouse had experience of suicide. 11% of the
participants had experience of druge abuse, 10% tobacoo and 26% alcohol.
Finding showed that there is evidence that marital satisfaction and sexual
satisfactionare all related to infidelity.
Discussion: Majority of men who
engaged in infidelity are more to report
lower levels of sexual satisfaction. So, the relationship between sexual
satisfaction is stronger for men. Most of participant had permissive attitudes
toward infidelity. Not only those who
are dissatisfied with their marriage seeking extramarital partners but that
other factors, such as opportunity, may be involved. Teaching social skills and
raise the awareness can be very effective in preventing of marital infidelity.