A Comparison of Sexual Desire and Self-esteem among Monolinguals and Bilinguals

Arezoo Fathi
2013 European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences   unpublished
Introduction and aim: Most humans have sexual desire. Most people are nymphomaniac, have sexual desire and they are attracted by each other and want to have sex with self or others. Sexual desire can be pleasurable and cause happiness and companionship. Safe sexual relationship includes conscious expressing and positive sexual energy in order to increase self-esteem, physical health, emotional relationship and excellence of personality with mutual benefit. Self-esteem is the feeling of being
more » ... ued. This sense arises from a set of thoughts, feelings, emotions and our experiences in life. Self-esteem is equal to real self-confidence. Since during the various researches, psychological activities of monolinguals are reported to be different from bilinguals, this study aims to compare sexual desire and self-esteem between bilinguals and monolinguals Methods: 19 monolinguals and 22 bilinguals of female psychology students participated in this study. The data collection instruments were Hulbert's sexual desire questionnaire and Cooper Smite's self-esteem questionnaire. Data analysis was performed through SPSS software and statistical test of multivariate analysis of variance. Results: Data analysis showed that there is a significant difference in self-esteem and sexual desire of monolinguals with bilinguals (P ≤ 0/05). According to data, the four subscales rate of public esteem, family self-esteem, social self-esteem, occupational-educational self esteem and also general self-esteem are more in bilinguals than monolinguals and sexual desire was seen in bilin-guals more than monolinguals. Generally we can say that self-esteem and sexual desire are in bilin-guals more than monolinguals. Conclusion: Due to the existence of significant difference in sexual desire and self-esteem of monolinguals with bilinguals, it can be said that the high levels of self-esteem and sexual desire can be caused by a variety of factors such as cultural values, family customs, different parenting styles of parents, widespread social interaction. Since few studies have been conducted in this area, it requires further research in order to offer counseling sessions with more knowledge and mastery according to the differences between various social groups.