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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 154-158

The comparison of loneliness and spirituality well being in married men with and without extramarital involvement

1 Department of Psychology, Isfahan (Khorasgan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Psychology, Amin University, Fulad Shahr, Esfahan, Iran

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Zohre Ranjbar Kohan
Department of Psychology, Amin University, Fulad Shahr, Esfahan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2395-2296.180304

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Background and Aim: Understanding the causes of extramarital relationships and the factors influencing it is important for both spouses, and included benefits .The purpose of this study was to compare the loneliness and spiritual well-being in married men with and without extramarital involvement the married men. Methods: The present study is a descriptive and type of the causal-comparative. The statistical population consisted of all the married men in Isfahan. The sample consisted of 100 married men (50 married men with extramarital and 50 without extramarital) who were selected by convenience sampling method. Then these instruments were Russell administered loneliness scale and Paloutzian and Ellison spiritual well-being scale, which was completed by the participants. The analysis was performed using the both SPSS-16 software IBM SPSS analytic server and the covariance analysis. Result: This finding indicated that the two groups had a difference significantly in regard to loneliness and the spiritual well-being (P ≤ 0/05). Conclusions: The results showed that the loneliness of married men with an extramarital relationship was more than men without extramarital relationship, and spiritual well-being of men with extramarital relationship was lesser than married men who have no extramarital relationship.

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