The Relationship between Spousal Intimacy, Perceived Equity and Marital Quality in Married Employees

  •  Parivash Azizpoor    
  •  Sahar Safarzadeh    


The present research aimed to investigate the relationship between spousal intimacy, perceived equity and marital quality in married employees of National Iranian Oil Company. To this aim, the research employed a correlational method. The statistical population of the research included all the married employees of National Iranian Oil Company, out of which, a sample of 400 employees (186 females and 214 males) was selected through random cluster sampling. The research tools included Intimacy Scale (IS), Perceived Equity Measure (PEM) and Quality of Marriage Index (QMI). The results of data analysis using Pearson correlation coefficient indicated that there is significant relationship between intimacy with spouse and perceived equity. Moreover, the results of regression analysis indicated that, the variables of intimacy with spouse and perceived equity can be good predictors for the criterion variable of quality of marriage.

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