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Shahhosseini Tazik S, Taheri N, Sayyadi M. Comparison of Marital Commitment and Relationship Quality between Fertile- and Infertile Couples. SJMR. 2019; 4 (2) :111-116
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1- Educational Psychology and Consultation Department, Psychology & Educational Faculty Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran , s.shahhosseini.psy@gmail.com
2- Educational Psychology and Consultation Department, Psychology & Educational Faculty Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
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Aims: Infertility is one of the main problems in a marriage, which can have various psychological consequences, including the inability to establish quality relationship between the couples and the instability of their marital commitment. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between marital commitment and relationship quality of fertile couples compared with infertile couples.
Instrument & Methods: In this descriptive cohort study conducted between 2015 and 2016, 170 fertile (N=89) and infertile (N=81) men and women (infertile) referred to Sarem Hospital were selected, using available sampling. The instrument of study was marital commitment questionnaire and couples' relationship quality questionnaire. The data were analyzed by SPSS 19, using the Pearson correlation coefficient and Student t-test.
Findings: There was a significant difference in the quality of relationship and all its subscales except the attention paid to the spouse as well as only in the subscale of personal commitment among the subscales of marital commitment of fertile and infertile couples (p<0.05). In both groups, there was a positive and significant correlation between marital commitment and quality of life, which was stronger in the fertile group (r=0.27) (r=0.28) than in infertile group (r=0.18; p<0.05).
Conclusion: Infertility decreases the level of couples' personal commitment to marital life and can undermine the quality of their relationship.
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Article Type: Brief Communication | Subject: Reproduction
Received: 2018/06/7 | Accepted: 2019/04/16 | Published: 2019/04/29

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