Investigation of Relationship between Infertility Stress, Coping Styles and Perceived Social Support with Marital Satisfaction in Infertile Women

Roshanak Roshani Ahrabi, Bahman Akbari


The present research aims to investigate the relationship between infertility stress, perceived social support and coping styles with marital satisfaction in infertile women. the statistical population of the research included all infertile women in Tehran City in 2013. 100 infertile women who had referred to Center for Infertility in Imam Khomeini Hospital in the second half of this year were selected by means of accessible sampling method. Newton's infertility stress index, Enrich's marital satisfaction questionnaire, Zimenth's multidimensional scale for perceived social support and short version of Andler and parker's stressful situations coping questionnaire were instruments for data collection in this research. Furthermore, Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise regression analysis were used for data analysis. the results of the research showed that there is a negative significant relationship between infertility stress and emotion-based coping with marital satisfaction. On the other hand, perceived social support has a positive and significant relationship with marital satisfaction in infertile individuals. Furthermore, the results showed that marital satisfaction can be predicted by dimensions like relationship concern, important others, emotion-based coping, need for being a parent and sexual concern.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s2p754

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