Evaluation of the relationship between emotional intelligence and sexual function of reproductive age women

Khavari, Farideh and Asadi, Leila and Bokaie, Mahshid and Mohammadi, Maryam and Jamali Gandomani, Sedighe (2020) Evaluation of the relationship between emotional intelligence and sexual function of reproductive age women. Journal of Education and Health Promotion, 9 (1). p. 93. ISSN 2277-9531

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Abstract

Background: Desirable sexual function is one of the symptoms of mental and physical health. Many causes can cause sexual dysfunction. Emotional problems in marriage are one of the main causes of sexual dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between emotional intelligence and its components with sexual function of women of reproductive age. Materials and methods: The present study was a co-relational-analytic study that was performed on 165 women of childbearing age in the second half of 2018 in selected health centers. Data were collected using a three-part questionnaire including demographic questionnaire, FFI standardized sexual function questionnaire, and Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Spearman, and Pearson correlation. Results: Most of the study participants were in the age group of 26-30 years (30.4%). The results showed a positive correlation and a statistically significant relationship between the mean score of all the components of emotional intelligence except the interpersonal relationships, responsibility, empathy, and self-esteem with sexual performance score (P < 0.05). Conclusions: Based on the positive correlation between some components of emotional intelligence and sexual function, emotional intelligence can be considered as an important and effective variable in improving women's sexual function, so focus on emotional intelligence in counseling and education Individuals and emphasis on promotion are recommended. Keywords: Emotional intelligence; fertility; sexual behavior.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery > Department of Midwifery
Depositing User: zeynab . bagheri
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2020 05:58
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2020 05:58
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/8567

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