Correlation Between Sexual Satisfaction and Self-Esteem and Stress in Women of Reproductive Age QC16-QC19
Dr. Mahshid Alborzi,
Professor, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Main Campus, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences,
Motahari Bolvard, Jahrom-7414846199, Iran.
Introduction: Marital satisfaction is one of the factors affecting quality of life, quality of sexual relations, and interpersonal relationships.
Aim: To determine the relationship between marital satisfactions, perceived stress, and self-esteem among reproductive age women in Jahrom City, Iran.
Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 300 women who attended Womenâ€™s Healthcare Clinic of Jahrom, Iran from June to December 2017. The tools used were Larsson sexual satisfaction questionnaire, Cohenâ€™s perceived stress scale, and Rosenberg self-esteem questionnaire. Data were analysed using ANOVA, Pearsonâ€™s correlation coefficient, and Spearman test.
Results: The mean age of women was 29.55Â±6.68 years. In addition, 3(1%), 27(9%), 138(46%) and 132(44%) of subjects showed zero, low, moderate, and high levels of sexual satisfaction. There was a significant correlation between sexual satisfaction with self-esteem (p<0.05) and stress (p<0.05). In addition, positive significant correlations were found between sexual satisfaction with the womenâ€™s education (p<0.05 r=0.22), spousesâ€™ education (p=0.003 r=0.17), Husband Employment status (p=0.04 r=0.11), and family income levels (p=0.03 r=0.12).
Conclusion: There were significant correlations between marital satisfaction, self-esteem and stress. Sexual satisfaction improved in individuals with high self-esteem whereas it decreased with increasing stress levels. Therefore, health planners should adopt strategies to increase self-esteem and reduce stress in reproductive age women.