Volume 11, Issue 3 (May & Jun 2021)                   J Research Health 2021, 11(3): 183-190 | Back to browse issues page


XML Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Bahrami F, Kharazmi A, Rezaeian S, Alami A, Armanmehr V. Sociodemographic Determinants of Marital Satisfaction Among an Iranian Population. J Research Health. 2021; 11 (3) :183-190
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1731-en.html
1- Department of Counseling & Guidance, Faculty of Education & Psychology, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran.
2- Social Development & Health Promotion Research Center, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.
3- Research Center for Environmental Determinants of Health (RCEDH), Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
4- Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, School of Public Health, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, Iran.
Abstract:   (462 Views)
Background: There is a lack of Iranian studies on marital satisfaction, which is one of the important factors in the stability of marriage. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the effects of sociodemographic variables on marital satisfaction.
Methods: This analytical and cross-sectional study was conducted on 770 married people from Gonabad City, Northeast of Iran. The simple random sampling method was used. Also, the ENRICH marital satisfaction scale was used to measure marital satisfaction as a dependent variable. A cut-off score of 100 was considered for the scale, with higher scores indicating satisfaction. Moreover, the logistic regression model was used to examine the effects of the variables on marital satisfaction.
Results: The Mean±SD age of the participants was 39.2±10.6 years. Most of the participants (75%) were categorized as satisfied, with a Mean±SD score of 113.9±26.8. Besides, both univariate and multiple regression analyses showed a strong significant relationship between economic status and marital satisfaction, ie, a better economic status increased the odds of marital satisfaction. After controlling other investigated variables, the logistic regression model showed that men are about two times more likely than women to be satisfied with their marriage (adjusted odds ratio=1.82). 
Conclusion: The present findings showed that family income and gender positively influence marital satisfaction. Accordingly, marital satisfaction and family solidarity could be enhanced by the provision of legal and social rules to ensure the equal right of men and women, as well as attempts to improve the economic status of the families.
Full-Text [PDF 674 kb]   (136 Downloads) |   |   Full-Text (HTML)  (61 Views)  
Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: Health Promotion
Received: 2019/02/13 | Accepted: 2021/01/16 | Published: 2021/06/1

Add your comments about this article : Your username or Email:
CAPTCHA

Rights and permissions
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

© 2021 CC BY-NC 4.0 | Journal of Research and Health

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb