Investigating the Relationship Between Addiction to Mobile Social Networking with Marital Commitment and Extramarital Affairs in Married Students at Quchan Azad University

  • Azadeh Sharifinia
  • Maryam Nejati
  • Mohammad Hossein BayaziEmail author
  • Hassan Motamedi
Original Paper


Extramarital affairs (EA) have become a common occurrence in modern society. Many studies have pointed to the lack of variety in a relationship as a contributing factor related to divorce and EA. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the relationship between addiction to mobile social networking (MSN) with marital commitment (MC) and EA among married students and negative interpersonal relationship outcomes. This research is considered as applied research and is descriptive and correlational. The population for this study comprised all married adults in Islamic Azad University of Quchan Branch (138 married students) while the target sample is 100 married students who were randomly selected from the population. The method of data collection in this field research is based on the questionnaire of addiction to MSN (Khaje Ahmadi questionnaire), the standard questionnaire of MC (Adams and Jones 1997) and the questionnaire of crisis relations, due to the nature of the research subject. Multiple regression analysis was used to test the research hypotheses. All hypotheses were tested at the 0.05 alpha level. In this way, after determining the research sample, the researcher individually distributed the relevant questionnaires and asked the subject to honestly answer the questions. Data extracted from three questionnaires were analyzed through the SPSS statistical analyzes (descriptive and inferential). The findings of this study showed that there is a significant relationship between addiction to MSN with MC and EA among married students. The phenomenon of addiction to MSN can lead to a cold relationship by disturbing family order and balance and, consequently, emotional divorce.


Addiction Mobile social networking Marital commitment Extramarital affairs Couples 



I sincerely appreciate the management of Islamic Azad University in Quchan city for allowing me to carry out this research in the faculty; I am also thankful to the married students for making the data available for this study.

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Conflict of interest

The author declares that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Torbat-e-Jam BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTorbat-e-JamIran

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