The Creation and Normalization of Marital Infidelity Predictor Test

Document Type: Research Paper


Department of Social Sciences, Garmsar Branch, Islamic Azad University, Garmsar, Iran


The aim of this research is to create and to normalize the marital infidelity predictor test. The method used in this study is post-event and it uses the survey technique. The statistical population consists of women residents in Tehran and for investigating the subject and determining the technical characteristics of the questionnaire, 200 individuals are selected, through cluster sampling, who completed the designed questionnaire. The results from the hypotheses testing show that the calculated Cronbach’s alpha, for the reliability coefficient of marital infidelity predictor test is equal to 0.90. The validity of the questionnaire is estimated by using the exploratory factor analysis. 6 factors (sexual, emotional, and communication diversities, motivation to take revenge from the betrayed spouse, the spouse’s unattractiveness, sexual dysfunction, impressionability from the media, and an imbalance of power in the couple’s relationships) are extracted that determine its variance. The results of the hypotheses testing show that there is a relation between the total score of the marital infidelity measure and each of the six factors that are extracted from factor analysis.