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2014, 13(51): 109-137 Back to browse issues page
Factors of Married Women Engagement in Marital Infidelity
Mansour Fathi * , Hossein Fekazad , Gholamreza Ghaffary , Jafar Bolhari
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  Introduction: Despite the legal and moral sanctions against infidelity and reported negative attitudes, the ubiquity of infidelity in the our country is difficult to deny. 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. 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. Qualitative methods allow the researcher to develop a level of detail about the individual 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. Interviews were also conducted with spouses of individuals who engaged in an affair. My 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 very sensitive and personal topic. The population covered in this project of married women who had actually experienced infidelity in a marriage. The sample used in this study consisted of 36 married women 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. interviews were conducted over the course 8 month, commencing on August, 2011, and concluding on march, 2012. the present study will be limited 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 about.

  Findings: 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 45, with a mean age of 34. 58% of respondents having children and 42% who did not. Majority of the women(63%) were home maker 16.7% of the respondents had experience of suicide. Finding showed that there is evidence that marital satisfaction related to infidelity.

Discussion: Majority of women who engaged in infidelity are more to report lower levels of emotional marital satisfaction. 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
Keywords: Being Unfaithful, Marital Infidelity, Extramarital Relationships, Grounded Theory.
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Received: 2014/05/11 | Accepted: 2014/05/11 | Published: 2014/05/11
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Fathi M, Fekazad H, Ghaffary G, Bolhari J. Factors of Married Women Engagement in Marital Infidelity. Social Welfare. 2014; 13 (51) :109-137
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