The prediction of affairs based on spiritual intelligence, moral intelligence, marital satisfaction, and use of virtual social networks with moderating role of gender

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1 Ph.D. Student, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

2 Professor of Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran

3 Professor of Psychology, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran


Extramarital affairs have destructive effects on the family. The Researchers claim that inappropriate use of virtual networks, low spiritual and moral intelligence and lack of marital satisfaction have a prominent role in its prevalence. This study administrated aimed to investigation of the mediator role of gender in the relationship among spiritual intelligence, moral intelligence, marital satisfaction, and use of virtual networks with extramarital affairs. The method of the study was descriptive-correlation and the statistical population consisted of married people aged 15 to 55 in Bousheher. The sample consisted of 250 subjects who referred to the court or counseling and psychological centers for infidelity; and selected by convenience sampling. The data were gathered by Spiritual intelligence, moral intelligence and marital satisfaction questionnaires and were analyzed by applying multiple and moderating regression analysis.The outcome of multiple regression analysis showed that among the predictor variables, the spiritual intelligence and the amount of use of virtual network can significantly predict the extramarital affairs (r=0/56). Moderating regression analysis indicated that the gender moderates the relationship among the spiritual and moral intelligence with extramarital affairs as well as the relationship among the virtual network and extramarital affairs (p>0/01, F=4/245). It seems that spiritual and moral intelligence training in premarital counseling and treatment and training of family can help to family health.


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