:: Volume 19, Issue 2 (summer 2017) ::
JHC 2017, 19(2): 129-139 Back to browse issues page
Investigating of the Mediating Role of Self-Esteem in the Relationship between Sexual Dysfunction and Marital Burnout in Opium Dependent Males
N Ayadi , M Rasouli , A Nazari
1. Department of counseling
Abstract:   (742 Views)
Background and aim: Addiction is a multifaceted problem and is influenced by numerous personal and interpersonal factors. Sexual function is one of the important activities which influenced in people with addiction. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the mediating role of self-esteem in the relationship between sexual dysfunction and marital Burnout in opium dependent males.
Methods: A correlational design with path analysis approach was used to conduct this study. Statistical population was included all opium dependent males referring to addiction treatment centers of Tehran city in 2016. Of whom, 215 persons were selected by randomized cluster sampling method. The Rosenberg Self-Esteem questionnaire, International Index of Erectile Function and Marital Burnout questionnaire were used to collect the data. Descriptive and inferential statistics including Pearson correlation and multiple regressions were used to analyze the data in SPSS (ver.21).
Results: Although sexual function had no direct effect on marital Burnout (β= 0.006, p> 0.89) but it indirectly affected marital burnout by lowering the self-esteem (β=0.102, p> 0.001).
Conclusion: According to the findings of this study, self-esteem plays an important mediating role in the relationship between sexual function and marital Burnout. Therefore, a special attention is needed for the role of self-esteem in medical interventions and family therapy or counseling.
Keywords: Sexual Dysfunction, Self-Esteem, Marital Burnout, Opium Dependent
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Type of Study: quasi-experimental | Subject: nursing
Received: 2016/09/3 | Accepted: 2017/05/6 | Published: 2017/09/7

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