Sexual Self Concept and Marital Adjustment after Hysterectomy

Thesis Title: Sexual Self Concept and Marital Adjustment after Hysterectomy

Student Name: Aqsa Aslam

Supervisor: Rafia Rafique, PhD

Degree: MSc

Year: 2016-2018


The aim of the present study was to investigate sexual self-concept and marital adjustment in women who have undergone hysterectomy. The sample consisted of (N = 125) women with the age range of 18 to 45 years (M = 39.9, SD = 4.14) recruited through convenient sampling technique. Multidimensional Sexual Self-Concept Questionnaire (Snell, 1995) and Marital Adjustment Test (Lock & Wallace, 1959) were used to assess the study variables. Sexual self-concept was positively associated with marital adjustment. Hierarchical regression analysis established that sexual self-concept predicts marital adjustment in patients who have undergone hysterectomy. Marital Counselors and psychologists can help women who have undergone hysterectomy to improve their sexual self- concept.

Keywords: Sexual self-concept, marital adjustment, hysterectomy women.

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