Comparison of Satisfaction and Quality of Life of Couples in White Marriage with Formal Marriages

Document Type : Original


1 Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Roodehen Branch, Iran

3 Department of Psychology, Islamic Azad University, Electronic Branch, Iran


Background: Today, the phenomenon of white marriage has become one of the most important reasons for the instability of the family foundation, and the lack of research on comparing key components of couples' lives in white and religious marriage has fueled this phenomenon. Objective: This study aimed to compare the satisfaction and quality of life of couples in white marriages with Sharia marriages. Method: This research is a descriptive survey in terms of applied purpose and terms of the data collection method. To conduct this research, a case study was conducted among people with formal marriages and people with white marriages living in the north of Tehran in 2021. In this study, 384 people with formal marriages and people with white marriages living in the north of Tehran in 1399 were selected as the sample. The sampling method in random marriages was random and in white marriages, it was targeted and snowballed. To conduct this study, the Enrich Marital Satisfaction Questionnaire (Olson et al., 2012) and Spinner Quality of Life Questionnaire (Bradbury et al., 2000)were used. To confirm its validity, face validity was used and Cronbach's alpha was used for its reliability. Data were analyzed using SPSS20 software and two independent groups using a t-test. Findings: Findings showed that according to the level of significance (0.02), there is a significant difference in life satisfaction between people with white marriages and individuals with Sharia marriages. Also, considering the level of significance (0.01) in the quality of life among individuals There is a significant difference between white marriages and individuals with sharia marriages.  Conclusion:  The results showed: the level of satisfaction and quality of life is significantly different between white and sharia couples and the crisis of white marriage should be controlled and treated by adopting the necessary strategies.


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