The Relationship between Sensation Seeking and Marital Satisfaction among Women

Gholamreza Safipour, Ghorban Fathi Aghdam, Jafar Pouyamanesh


This study examined the relationship between sensation seeking and marital satisfaction among women in Sirjan. The research is a descriptive study using correlational method. The study sample was composed of 150 women. Cluster random sampling method was applied and the data collection tools include the questionnaire of Zuckerman sensation seeking Fifth Form (SSS) and Enrich marital satisfaction questionnaire. Pearson correlation method was used to test the research hypotheses in variables of sensation seeking and its dimensions (experience seeking, adventure, boredom susceptibility, and escape from inhibition) and the marital life satisfaction of the sample. Correlation analysis results showed that there is no significant relationship between sensation seeking and marital satisfaction with the following information (r = 0.01), and also there is a significant relationship between marital satisfaction and adventure with the following information (r = 0.18). There is no significant relationship between marital satisfaction and experience seeking with the following information (r = 0.89). There is a significant relationship between marital satisfaction and escape from inhibition with the following information (r = -0.18) and between marital satisfaction and boredom susceptibility with the following information (r = -0.18).

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