Prediction of Mental Health based on Sexual Self-efficacy and Time Perspective in Infertile Women

Document Type : Original Article


1 Ph.D. Student, Department of Psychology, Central Tehran Branch ,Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran.


Background: Infertility is associated with feelings of lack of sexual self-efficacy, decreased self-confidence, and self-confidence in sexual function.
Objectives: This study aimed to predict mental health based on sexual self-efficacy and time perspective in infertile women.
Methods: The research method was descriptive-correlational. The study population of infertile Iranian women referred to centers and hospitals affiliated to Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences whose age was between 20-40 years old which 300 people were selected by convenience sampling method. The research tools included Time Perspective Questionnaire (1991), Sexual Self-Efficacy Questionnaire, and Mental Health Questionnaire (2012), and a multiple regression test was used to analyze the data by SPSS.22.
Results: The results showed that with increasing scores in sexual self-efficacy and dimensions of positive past time perspective, hedonistic present, and positive future, mental health increased (P<0.001), but with an increasing score in the dimensions of past time perspective negative and present judicial and somewhat, mental health decreased.
Conclusion: Therefore, it can be concluded that sexual self-efficacy and perspective dimensions of time can predict mental health in infertile women.


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