Effect of Psychological Disorders, Extramarital Relationship, Job Satisfaction and Personality Traits on Emotional Divorce among Male and Female Physicians in Zanjan

Document Type : Original Article


1 Faculty of education and psychology, Al-zahra University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Faculty of education &psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Faculty of Education & Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran.



Background: Because of the consequences of divorce, a woman and even a man may prevent the occurrence of a formal divorce, but in the continuation of their life together, they will adopt another type of divorce which is called emotional divorce.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to predict emotional divorce by psychological disorders symptoms, Extramarital relationship justification components, job satisfaction and personality traits in male and female physicians. The research method was descriptive -correlational. The research population consisted of all male and female married physicians aged 30 to 45 years old living in Zanjan province and the research sample included 200 doctors (male and female). Data were collected by SCL25 questionnaire (short form SCL90 questionnaire), Glass’s inter-relationship justification questionnaire, job satisfaction questionnaire, emotional divorce questionnaire, and NEO-60 questionnaire. Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Pearson correlation and multivariate regression were used to data analyze.
Results: Based on the findings, it can be stated that psychological disorders, the components of the extramarital justification, job satisfaction and personality traits are directly or indirectly affecting emotional divorce or increasing emotional divorce rate.
Conclusion: The importance of the extramarital affairs and emotional divorce must be considered and due to the sensitivity of measuring these variables, it is suggested that future researchers use implicit measurement models to assess these variables to deal with limiting the validity of the findings.


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