Investigating women's lived experiences of the phenomenon of polygamy in Sistan and Baluchistan province: a phenomenological study

Document Type : Original Article


1 Lecturer at Farhangian University,tehran.iran.

2 Department of History Education, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran

3 BA student of Social Sciences, Farhangian University, Tehran, Iran


In the present study, the lived experiences of women from the phenomenon of polygamy in Sistan and Baluchistan province were investigated in a qualitative and phenomenological way. According to the nature of the research, the purposeful sampling method was used, and the data reached saturation with an in-depth interview of 10 women. The data obtained from women's lived experiences were analyzed using the Claysey method, and MAXQDA 11 software was used as a data analysis tool. The findings from women's lived experiences were categorized into 5 themes: "Change of viewpoints and beliefs", "Finding opportunities for women", "Problems of women in polygamy", "Effects of polygamy on children", "Causes of polygamy". From the findings of the research, it can be concluded that polygamy has caused problems for women from the women's point of view, and this issue has affected the growth and upbringing of their children, therefore, in general, the phenomenon of polygamy has not created a good situation and conditions for women.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 29 January 2024
  • Receive Date: 20 July 2023
  • Revise Date: 06 January 2024
  • Accept Date: 24 January 2024