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The relationship of Perceived Social Support with Sexual Satisfaction and Marital Commitment in Iranian married women

ABSTRACT
Objective. Perceived social support is another effective factor in sexual satisfaction and marital commitment. This study aimed to determine the relationship of perceived social support with sexual satisfaction and marital commitment in Iranian married women in 2022.
Materials and Methods. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 330 women who attended the Women’s Healthcare Clinic in Iran from June to December 2022. The questionnaires were Larsson sexual satisfaction and marital commitment Adams and Sarason’s Perceived Social Support were assessed. Data were analyzed using Pearson, independent t, one-way ANOVA tests, and descriptive statistics.
Results. The mean age of women was 27.45 ± 5.77 years. There was a significant correlation of perceived social support with sexual satisfaction and marital commitment (p < 0.01, r = 0.678). An adjusted general linear model showed a significant statistical relationship of perceived social support with sexual satisfaction (B: 0.7; 95% CI: 0.6 to 0.8; P<0.001), and marital commitment, (B: 0.3; 95%CI: 0.2 to 0.4; p < 0.001).
Conclusions. Women with more perceived social support levels had higher sexual satisfaction and marital commitment. Therefore, health planners should adopt strategies to increase perceived social support, sexual satisfaction and marital commitment in married women.

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