Comparison of Love Dimensions based on Marriage Duration between Men and Women Married

Document Type : Original


1 Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardebil, Iran

2 MA in Psychology, The Member of Young Researchers and Elite Club, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil branch,Ardebil, Iran

3 MA in clinical Psychology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

4 MA in clinical Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil branch, Ardebil, Iran


    Purpose: Love is a psychological process that psychologists in recent decades have been regarded as one of the issues addressed in the marriage. Purpose of this was comparison of love dimension based on marriage duration between men and women that were married.
Methods: Research method was causal- comparison. For this study, 160 married students (80 females, 80 males) from four married dormitory of Allameh Tabatabaei, Shahid Beheshti and Tehran Universities were selected and responded to the three-dimensional Sternberg questionnaire. Multivariate analysis of variance and one-way analysis of variance was used for data analysis.
Findings: Findings showed significant difference between four groups of married students in love and its dimensions. Namely love dimensions early of life is high, but slowly decreases and then increases gradually.
Conclusion: Marital satisfaction can be considered as a psychological position that it is not acquired spontaneously, but required couples effort. Especially in the early years, marital satisfaction is unstable and relationships are most at risk.


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