Representation of individual factors affecting the probability of divorce: A phenomenological study

Document Type : Original


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Methods and Curriculum of Tehran University. Iran

2 Graduated from the University of Tehran Measurement and Assessment

3 Professor of Clinical Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Tehran. Iran

5 Assistant Professor, Department of Methods and Curriculum of Tehran University

6 Professor of Exceptional Children of the University of Tehran


Increasing the probability of getting divorce is one of the most ominous facts and most dangerous things that can really damage the health of each society. Therefore, the present study aims to identify and represent individual indicators affecting the probability of harming divorce, which in a descriptive and qualitative phenomenological method is used. The research sample includes all marriage couples referring to Khorasan Razavi Health Center and all divorce applicants referring to welfare intervention centers. Participants included 15 engaged couples, 20 couples applying for divorce, selected by targeted sampling method. The criteria for entering the study for marriage applicants were: aged 18 to 40 years old, upper secondary education, first marriage and Tend to participation in research, and in divorced applicants, in addition to the above, the duration of marital life was considered to be a maximum of 10 years. In- depth and semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. The interviews were collected and recorded in a 6-month period and analyzed using the seven-step strategy that resulted to analysis of 579 primary codes, 25 sub-components and 7 main components affecting the probability of harming divorce including temperament, intellectual and psychological maturity, individual skills, individual beliefs, lifestyle, personality disorders, and characteristics appearance. 


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