Volume 6, Issue 2 (2021. Vol. 6, N. 2 (12) 2021)                   fpcej 2021, 6(2): 1-10 | Back to browse issues page

Research code: 9770
Ethics code: IR.SHMU.REC.1397.120

XML Persian Abstract Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Valizadeh F, Heshmat F, Keramat A. The Correlation between Internet Dependence and Marital Satisfaction among Married Staff of the Shahroud University of Medical Sciences: An Original Research. fpcej. 2021; 6 (2) :1-10
URL: http://fpcej.ir/article-1-282-en.html
1- Phd Candidate in Reproductive health, Student Research Committee, School of Nursing and Midwifery,Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud,Iran
2- Msc of Midwifery, Medical and Health Care Center Isfahan University Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
3- Ph.D. in Reproductive health department,School of Nursing and Midwifery Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud,Iran , keamat1@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (657 Views)
Marital satisfaction means facilitating growth and excellence and life satisfaction. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between internet dependence and marital satisfaction in employees of the Shahroud University of Medical Sciences. This cross-sectional descriptive-analytical study was performed on the staff of Shahroud University of Medical Sciences، data were collected by completing questionnaires including demographic characteristics and Young‘s internet dependence (Young, 1998) and Enrich's marital satisfaction (Olson,1987). Using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient and regression were analysed. The mean score of marital satisfaction and internet-dependent in the staff of Shahroud University of Medical Sciences was 127.8±32, 65.46±10.37 respectively. The mean of Internet dependence in men staff is higher than women staff and the mean of marital satisfaction is higher in female employees than male employees. Internet dependence has a negative and statistically significant association with marital satisfaction (r = -0.641, p. value <0.01) also regression analysis showed 41% of the marital satisfaction changes were explained and predicted by Internet-dependent. Politicians and planners of the country are suggested to prioritize programs to create a cultural infrastructure, institutionalize and training the authorized and optimal use of this technology, enriching couple relationships training and counseling before and after marriage, due to the increasing marital satisfaction and reduction emotional divorces.
Article number: 1
Full-Text [PDF 2407 kb]   (457 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special

1. Abdi, M., Khoshkonesh, A., Taghipour, A., Mohamadi R. (2012). Attachment style and marital satisfaction of married individuals engaging in infidelity Internet. Psychological studies, 8(3), 135-58. [Persian] [link]
2. Amin, M., Gravand, Y. (2019). Relationship between attachment styles and marital satisfaction through the intermediation of mobile phone dependence in nurses in Ahvaz: Presenting a proposed model. Ophoghe Danesh,1(25), 8-15. [Persian] [link]
3. Aram, A., Nickmanesh, S., Sabahi, P. (2017). The relationship between internet mobile and Marital Satisfaction. Contemporary Psychology, 12:6-9 [Persian] [link]
4. Baboo, N., Mohammadi, N. (2021). Investigating the effect of internet addiction on the tendency to marital infidelity in couples in Shiraz. Propósitos y Representaciones, 9 (2), e1087 [Link].
5. Bardoudeh, S., Rahnejat, AM., Kianimoghadam, AS., Rabiei, A. (2018). The determination of the relationship between loneliness and internet dependence and marital conflict married couples. Nurse and Physician within War Journal, 5 (16),31-37. [Persian] [link]
6. Bastami F., Mirhosseini, F., Nasirian, F., Zamani-Alavijeh, F. (2021). The Predictors of Marital Satisfaction among Married Women and Men. Journal of Education and Community Health, 6 (2), 81-95 [link]
7. Biranvand H, Rahimi Dehgolan E, Shah Ovisi S. (2020). The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral couple therapy on irrational beliefs and the mental health of couples suffering from marital conflicts. Family Pathology, Counseling & Enrichment Journal, 5 (2), 181-202 [link]
8. Chattopadhyay, S., Kumar, M., Singh, OP., Talukdar, P. (2021). Effect of Internet addiction on marital life. Ind Psychiatry J, 29,268-271. [link]
9. Christine, E. Emily, C. (2015). The Pleasures and Perils of Technology in Intimate Relationships. Journal of Family Psychology, 14, 116-127 [link]
10. Cravensa, J. D., & Whiting, J B. (2014). Clinical Implications of Internet Infidelity: Where Facebook Fits In. Journal of Family Psychology: 325-339. [link]
11. Eidi, A., & Delam, H. (2020). Internet addiction is likely to increase in home quarantine caused by coronavirus disease (COVID 19). Journal of Health Sciences & Surveillance System, 8(3), 136-137. [link]
12. Fowers, B. J., & Olson, D. H. (1993). ENRICH Marital Satisfaction Scale: A brief research and clinical tool. Journal of Family Psychology, 7(2), 176–185 [link]
13. Fallahian, H., Mikaeli, N., Yousefi, M. (2019). Predicting meta-marital relationships based on love quality, couple conflict resolution styles, and marital commitment. Family Pathology, Counseling & Enrichment Journal, 5,1 (9)-23-27. [link]
14. Ganji, M., Niazi,M., Shahraki A. (2015). Effects of addiction to modern communication technologies (internet and satellite) the disruption of family in Shahrekord. SSRI, 4(1),167-94[Persian] [link]
15. Harris, K., and Aboujaoude, E. (2016). Online Friendship, Romance and Sex: Properties and Associations of the Online Relationship Initiation Scale. Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, 8, 487-49. [link]
16. Haroon Rashidi, H., Kiyaniyan Mehr, Z. (2019). The effect of positive couple therapy on the marital intimacy and sexual satisfaction of female students. Family Pathology, Counseling & Enrichment Journal, 5 (1),125-138.
17. Karimi, J., Hosseinzadeh, M., Mahdavi, N., Vahidi, M., Hakimi, S. (2021). Internet dependency and its relation to sexual desire and satisfaction in married clients referred to healthcare centers in Tabriz, Iran. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res, 26, 175-82. [link]
18. Khanjani, N., Nakhaee M. (2015). Validity and Reliability satisfying marital and Enrich test. J Health Dev,2(4)2,158-167 [Persian] [link]
19. Ling, R. (2004). The Mobile Connection: The Cell Phone’s Impact on Society, Oxford: Morgan Kaufman Publishers,84-90. [link]
20. Latifian, M., Arshi, M. Eghlima, M. (2018). The Relationship between Internet Addiction and Emotional Divorce in Married Females in Tehran. Science and Education Journal. 518-530. [Link]
21. Mohammadsalehi, N., Mohammadbeigi, A., Jadidi, R., Anbari, Z . (2015). Psychometric Properties of the Persian Language Version of Yang Internet Addiction Questionnaire: An Explanatory Factor Analysis. Int J High-Risk Behav Addict, 4(3),e21560. [Link]
22. Oraki, M., Fard, Aghayi, A. (2019). Relationship between personality characteristics and stress with internet addiction and marital satisfaction in married women. Shenakht Journal of Psychology & Psychiatry, 69(4), 13-25. [Persian] [link]
23. Saroukhani, B. (2007). Studies in the recognition of the reality of divorce and its agents. Tehran University Press, 56-62. [Persian] [link]
24. Rezaei, F. (2020). Investigating the relationship between mobile phone harmful use and Internet addiction with the emotional divorce of teachers in Kermanshah city. Journal of Rooyesh- e- Ravanshenasi, 9(3), 27-37. [link]
25. Suleimanian, A. (1994). The effects of irrational thinking based on cognitive approach on marital dissatisfaction [dissertation] Tehran: Tarbiat Moalem University. Counseling Culture and Psychotherapy Journal, 12(4), 13-25. [Persian] [link]
26. Salimi, H., Hajializade, K., Ameri Siahoui, M., Behdo, P. (2021). Investigating the role of Corona stress mediators in the relationship between internet addiction and marital and family conflict and violence. Counseling culture, 12, (45): 95-116. [link]
27. Sayfolahzadeh, M., Nemati, S. (2019). Relationship between Internet Addiction and Marital Satisfaction and Mindfulness in teachers of Meshkinshahr. National conference on social hurts. Uma.ac.ir. Ardabil. 31 Dec 2019, [Persian] [link]
28. Sharifi, H., Tavakkoli, M. (2020). Investigating the Factors and Strategies to Coping with Marital Conflicts in Times of Crisis of COVID-19 News. Family Pathology, Counseling & Enrichment Journal, 5, 2 (10), 95-118. [link]
29. Scimeca, G., Muscatello, M., Chisari, C., Crucitti, M., Pandolfo, G., Zoccali, R. (2017). The relationship between sexual behavior and internet addiction severity in a sample of heterosexual university students from Italy. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci,14,49 58. [link]
30. Tas, B. (2020). Examining the Anxiety and Internet Addiction Levels of Divorced and Married Individuals. International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 7 (3), 223-234. [link]
31. Torkaman, F., Eskafi, M., Eidgahian, N., Sohrabi, I. (2014).Homogeneity, intimacy, and emotional divorce using network analysis software. Socio-Cultural Knowledge,6(1): 25-50. [Persian] [link]
32. Vossler, A. (2016). Internet Infidelity 10 Years On A Critical Review of the Literature. The Family Journal, 24 (4): 359-366. [link]
33. Young K, Rogers R. (1998). The relationship between depression and Internet addiction. 1998; Cyberpsychol Behave,1(1): 25-8. [link]
34. Young, K., Armstrong, L., Phillips, JG., Saling LL. (2000). Potential determinants of heavier Internet usage. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 53:537–548 [link]
35. Zhang, Ho RC, MW., Tsang, TY., Toh, AH., Pan F, Lu Y, Cheng C, Yip PS, Lam LT, &Lai CM. (2014). The association between internet addiction and psychiatric co-morbidity: a meta-analysis. BMC psychiatry, 14(1), 171-183 [link]

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2022 CC BY-NC 4.0 | Family Pathology, Counseling and Enrichment Journal

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb