Fuzzy Analysis of Factors Affecting the Tendency Towards Establishing Extramarital Relationship of Married Men and Women in Isfahan
The main purpose of the present study is to identify factors that despite, leads to a tendency of married men and women to establish a relationship outside the marital domain; therefore, its results can be used to provide health for the main pillar of society, that is family. This study was conducted in a descriptive-correlational design with cluster random sampling method and 400 individuals had been selected from the statistical population of married men and women living in Isfahan in 2012. The research instrument was a 62-item questionnaire for assessing the tendency toward betrayal. Data analysis was performed using correlation, multiple regression and Fuzzy inference with the use of SPSS-20 software. With the designed model, you can get the rate of betrayal by giving input for each male and female. The findings of the current study show that according to the correlation coefficients, the relationship between the tendency towards extramarital relationship with the variables (sexual satisfaction, emotional satisfaction, suspicion and sense of revenge, variety-seeking) is meaningful and positive. (P<0.05). Regression results show that 26.7% of the variance in the tendency toward extramarital relationship can be explained with the model. The effect of age, duration of marriage and education variables in interaction with one another on five variables of tendency towards extramarital relationships, that are sexual satisfaction, emotional satisfaction, suspicion and sense of revenge and variety-seeking are significant (P<0.05) and they don’t have significant effect individually (P <0.05). In all findings, women’s tendencies for betrayal is higher than men. Therefore, with creating a cultural context for raising sexual and emotional satisfaction and reducing variety-seeking and revenge, it is possible to decrease the tendency towards extramarital relationship in married women and men.