Prediction of willingness to marry based on quality of life and family functioning in single girls

Document Type : Original Article


1 میدان علم. بلوار شهیدان گمنام. دانشگاه علم و هنر

2 Science and arts university

3 science and arts university


The present study was aimed to predict the degree of willingness to marry based on the quality of life and family performance in unmarried girls at Science and Arts University. The method of this research was descriptive correlation type. The statistical population of the present study was unmarried girls of the Faculty of Humanities of University of Science and Art in Yazd in 1401, whose number was 955. Sampling was done as available and 280 people (using Cochran's formula) of unmarried girls participated in the research. Since there was no presupposition of a hierarchy or an order of effects between the independent variables, data analysis was done through simultaneous multivariate regression. Epstein's family functioning questionnaire (1993), the World Health Organization's quality of life questionnaire (1989), and Porsad desire to marry (1983) were used to collect data. SPSS software was used for data analysis. The findings of the present study showed that there is a positive and significant relationship between predictor variables (family functioning dimensions and quality of life dimensions) with a desire to marry (P<0.01). In the variable of family functioning, the subscales of communication, emotional companionship, emotional intercourse, and overall family functioning had a significant positive correlation at the significance level of 0.01, and the subscale of roles at the level of 0.05 had a significant positive correlation with the willingness to marry. Among the other subscales of the predictor variable of the research, i.e. quality of life, two subscales of environmental quality of life and psychological quality of life had a significant positive correlation with desire to marry at a significant level, P<0.01. Since the quality of life and family functioning have a significant relationship with the desire to marry, intervention programs to improve family functioning and quality of life in unmarried girls can be used to encourage and promote their marriage


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Available Online from 12 February 2024
  • Receive Date: 02 November 2022
  • Revise Date: 31 October 2023
  • Accept Date: 12 February 2024