Investigating happiness and its related factors in married women referred to health centers of shahroud city

Sooki, Z. and Keramac, A. and Sharifi, Kh. and Dehghani, M. and Tagharrobi, Z. and Taebi, M. and Sadar, Z. (2014) Investigating happiness and its related factors in married women referred to health centers of shahroud city. Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, 16 (9). pp. 1-6.

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Background: Happiness is one of the most important factors affecting women's mental health. Several factors contribute to happiness in different societies. Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the level of happiness in married women and its related factors. Materials and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study with stratified sampling proportional to different age groups of married women in selected health centers (based on socioeconomic status). Subjects were 379 married women. The Oxford Happiness Inventory (scale: 0-87) was used to measure happiness. The Enrich Marital Satisfaction Inventory including 47 questions (scale: 47-235) and demographic information questionnaires were also used. Descriptive statistics,correlation,T-test,One-way ANOVA and Regression were used to analyze data. Results: The mean of happiness was 45.11 ± 14.40. Marital satisfaction was 164.68 ± 28.33 and 64 of the participants had a relative marital satisfaction. Univariate analysis of happiness showed significant effects of husband and wife education,husband job,economic status,stress in past six months,marital satisfaction and having social activates,but was not statistically significant for other factors (P < 0.05). Adjusting for the confounding effect of other variables,multiple linear regressions showed significant association of happiness with marital satisfaction,economic status and social activity. Conclusions: Regarding lower level of happiness of married women in Shahroud comparing to some other studies in Iran and abroad,leisure time programs,training life skills especially stress management skills,increasing marital satisfaction and improving economic status should be considered. © 2014,Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal; Published by Kowsar.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: analysis of variance; cross-sectional study; education; female; health center; human; human tissue; husband; Iran; major clinical study; male; marriage; married woman; multiple linear regression analysis; questionnaire; skill; social behavior; social status; stratified sample; stress management; Student t test; univariate analysis; wife
Subjects: Health Professions
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery > Department of Management & Health
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Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 16:28
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2017 13:34

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