Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Medicine, Social Development and Health Promotion Research Center, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran

2 Departments of Psycology and Theology, Payame Noor University of Semnan, Semnan, Iran,

3 Department of Midwifery, Instructor of Midwifery Group, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad Branch, Mashhad, Iran

4 Department of Midwifery, Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur, Iran


INTRODUCTION: Marital satisfaction is a situation in which the husband and wife enjoy marrying
and feeling emotional; on the other hand, the existence of religious beliefs has a significant effect on
family stability. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between religious orientation,
sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction in women of reproductive age.
METHODS: This is a correlational study performed on 150 married women aged 45–45 years who
referred to Neyshabur comprehensive health services centers. The sampling method was clustered.
The present study used three questionnaires: Spinner Marital Satisfaction, Larson’s Sexual Satisfaction,
and Allport Religious Orientation Questionnaire. The reliability of these questionnaires was confirmed
by the retest method. T‑test, Pearson correlation, and one‑way ANOVA were used for data analysis.
RESULTS: Data analysis showed that there is a significant and positive relationship between religious
orientation and sexual satisfaction and marital satisfaction. Religious commitment has a predictive
role in promoting sexual satisfaction and marital satisfaction, with increasing religious commitment,
increasing sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction.
CONCLUSION: Psychologists and counselors in individual and couple counseling sessions with
sexual problems and marital dissatisfaction and premarital counseling can increase marital satisfaction
with regard to religious factors and religious and spiritual teachings.


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