Comparing Attitudes toward Marriage and Spouse Selection Criteria among People on the Verge of First Marriage and Remarriage

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Counseling‚ Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

2 Department of Counseling‚ Faculty of Education and Psychology, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, Iran

3 Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran


Introduction: Due to the complexities and challenges of remarriage, the present study was conducted to compare attitudes toward marriage and spouse selection criteria among people on the verge of first marriage and remarriage.
Method: The present study was a causal-comparative survey. The statistical population of this study included all people on the verge of first marriage and remarriage referring to marriage registration offices and counseling centers in Shiraz, of which 112 people were elected during 2020 using the convenient sampling method. Participants completed the Braaten and Rosén's Martial Attitude Scale and Refahi et al.'s Selection Criteria Inventory. The data were analyzed using an independent t-test, for which SPSS22 was used.
Results: Findings revealed that there is no significant difference between people on the verge of marriage and remarriage in terms of attitudes toward marriage. In addition, among the spouse selection criteria, single people on the verge of marriage had a higher average than remarriage (p<0.05).
Conclusion: According to the difference of people on the verge of first marriage and remarriage in terms of spouse selection criteria, in premarital counseling, it is better to consider the needs, conditions and criteria of each group separately.


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