Relationship between Families of Origin and Differentiation Level on Marital Intimacy of the Teachers

Sedigheh Sedarattalab, Farhad Asghari, Farhad Asghari

Abstract


This study aims to investigate the effect of characteristics family of origin and differentiation level on the marital intimacy of the teachers. This study was correlational. The statistical population consisted of all teachers of elementary, middle and high schools in the academic year 2015 in Astaneh Ashrafieh city. Using the multi-stage cluster sampling method 206 persons was selected. Then, using the family of origin questionnaire, differentiation and marital Intimacy were evaluated. Data was analyzed using Pearson correlation and multivariate regression. The results showed that there is no relationship between the features of the family of origin and the total score of the differentiation level and marital intimacy. Moreover, there is no relationship between features of the family of origin and marital intimacy. There is a negative relationship between the features of the family of origin and the total score of differentiation level, and emotional aspects of emotional reactivity and fusion with others at P<0.05, but there is a negative relationship with I-position at P<0.01). There was no emotional relationship between features of family of origin and romantic gateway. There is a negative relationship between marital intimacy and I-position at P<0.01 (r=- 0.148). Nevertheless, there was no relationship between marital intimacy and the total score of differentiation and aspects of emotional reactivity, emotional fusion, and romantic gateway. There is a negative relationship between marital intimacy and duration of the marital life. There is no relationship between the duration of marital life and the total score of differentiation level and its aspects (emotional reactivity, I-position, romantic gateway, and emotional fusion). There is no relationship between the age and total score of the differentiation level and its aspects. Results of regression analysis showed that duration of the marital life significantly explains the variance of the dependent variable (marital intimacy) (10.8%). However, the characteristics of the family of origin, differentiation level, and chronological age have no meaningful contribution in explaining the variance of the dependent variable (marital intimacy).


Keywords


Family of Origin, Differentiation Level, Marital Intimacy, Teachers.

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