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Correlation of Sexual Health with Irrational Beliefs, Mindfulness and Perfectionism in Couples
Niloufar Mikaeili , Hamid reza Samadifard
Mohaghegh Ardabili , nmikaeili@uma.ac.ir
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Introduction: Sexual health is one of the main aspects of health that affects spouses at all stages of life. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between sexual health and irrational beliefs, mindfulness and perfectionism in couples.
Methods: The research method was descriptive-correlation. The statistical population of the study was all couples in Ardabil in 2019 that 114 people (57 couples) were selected as the sample by available sampling method. Data collection tools included demographic questionnaire, "Manavi Pour's Sexual Health Questionnaire", "4 Factors of Irrational Beliefs Test-Ahvaz", " Mindful Attention Awareness Scale” and the “Ahvaz Perfectionism Scale”. Face validity and reliability were measured by internal consistency method by calculating Cronbach's alpha coefficient. Data were analyzed by SPSS. 18.
Results: Between irrational beliefs (-0.40 in men and -0.61 in women), mindfulness (0.38 in men and 0.54 in women), and perfectionism (-0.56 in men and -0.59 in women), there was a significant correlation with sexual health (P <0.05). The results showed that irrational beliefs, mindfulness and perfectionism in total can explain 49% of the variance of sexual health in men and 58% of the variance of sexual health in women (P <0.05).
Conclusions: Couples' sexual health is predictable with irrational beliefs, mindfulness and perfectionism. It is suggested that psychologists and health professionals pay more attention to the role of these variables in improving the sexual health of spouses.
Keywords: Sexual Health, Irrational Beliefs, Mindfulness, Perfectionism.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: health management
Received: 2020/04/6 | Accepted: 2021/01/5 | Published: 2021/04/30

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